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Hearts & Minds to Host John Fea, Author of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump—August 10, Dallastown

August 10 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. John Fea, Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, will discuss his new book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump on Friday night, August 10, at Hearts & Minds, an independent bookstore at 234 East Main Street, Dallastown. The program begins at 7:00 pm.

Byron Borger, co-owner of Hearts & Minds explains the significance of the book, saying, “Believe Me offers a historians look at the rise of the religious right, particularly why it is that many white, conservative Protestants supported a candidate who was admittedly irreligious, vulgar, and known for power and greed, not to mention cavorting with Playboy Bunnies and porn stars. This wide-spread support from religious conservatives for such an incongruous candidate is one of the most fascinating – and for many of us, troubling – trends in American religion and American politics. Dr. Fea helps us explore this curious situation.”

Believe Me was released a few weeks ago to critical acclaim and Fea has appeared on many national venues, including NPR and C-Span.  The book has been reviewed in dozens of publications and is considered one of the most important public affairs book of the year.

“John is a jovial person and great teacher,” says Beth Borger, co-owner of Hearts & Minds, “and we are looking forward to hosting him here at the shop.  Any time he visits we have wonderful conversations and we learn new things. It’s a delight to sponsor a public program where others can hear this central Pennsylvania treasure.”

Dr. Fea is an accomplished author, having garnered significant awards for Was American Founded as a Christian Nation, Why Study History, and a co-authored academic volume, Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation, among others.

Fea will speak about his book, discuss the latest revelations about President Trump’s religious associates, and participate in a civil discussion about the relationship between faith and political life.   All are welcome, light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase and autographing.

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August 10
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7:00 pm
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Hearts & Minds
234 East Main Street
Dallastown, PA United States
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