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Religion and/of Oil

I am at King’s College-London presenting at a conference on Religion and American Life. This evening most of the participants in the conference had the pleasure of hearing Darren Dochuk speak about his latest book project on the connection between oil and Evangelical Christianity.  Dochuk is the author of the very good and well-received book, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism (W.W. Norton) and one of the many fine historians writing about religion today.  I had the additional pleasure to have dinner with other folks in that category, including, Matt Sutton, Read more