Fall 2022 Community Read

Fall 2022 Community Read

Categories: EDS at Union

“The Power Worshippers is required reading for anyone who wants to map the continuing
erosion of our already fragile wall between church and state.”
The Washington Post

Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a book that serves as a guiding focus for discussion on justice issues that are critical for faith communities. For Fall 2022, EDS at Union has selected The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of the Religious Nationalism by Katherine Stewart. 

In this revelatory investigation of the Religious Right’s rise to political power, Stewart demands that Christian nationalism be taken seriously as a significant threat to the American republic and our democratic freedoms. Read more about the book.

“This is a book that is both an examination of a new social and cultural
and a call for action.” –The Boston Globe

Katherine Stewart is an investigative reporter and author who has covered religious liberty, politics, policy, and education for over a decade. Her latest book, The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of the Religious Nationalism, is a rare look inside the machinery of the movement that brought Donald Trump to power. Stewart’s journalism appears in the New York Times oped, NBC, the New Republic, and the New York Review of Books.


We hope that you will:

PURCHASE The Power Worshippers: Insite the Dangerous Rise of the Religious Nationalism

SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, October 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm ET for Katherine Stewart’s public address for the EDS at Union Community Read Lecture. We will be sharing more information about this event in the coming months.

WATCH Katherine Stewart joined Dean Kelly Brown Douglas for a Just Conversation earlier this summer.

READ Katherine Stewart’s recent New York Times guest essay Christian Nationalists Are Excited About What Comes Next

EDS at Union is thrilled to be able to welcome Katherine Stewart to campus this October. We hope you enjoy reading this book over the coming months.