When people hear the words “progressive” and “evangelical” together, a sort of cognitive dissonance occurs. Meshing the notions of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson with ideas of social justice is not something most people easily understand. [...]Read the rest of A progressive evangelical movement?.
Rebecca Sager is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has recently published work from her dissertation on state level "faith-based" practices including, Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives (Oxford University Press, 2009), “The Cultural Construction of State Sponsored Religion: Race, Politics, and State Implementation of the Faith-Based Initiative” in The Journal of Church and State (2007), and “The Importance of Faith-Based Liaisons” in Sociology of Religion (2007). Rebecca is working on several research projects, including a new project looking at the role of evangelicals within the Democratic Party.