Ethno-nationalism, Christianity, and the Unite the Right Rally
Rodriguez, Leanna, Religious Studies - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Ochs, Peter, Religious Studies, University of Virginia
This paper explores the Christian elements of the Unite the Right rally, the symbols and chants used by rally participants, as well as their historical antecedents and larger implications in the Alt-Right’s goals for the rally. If focuses on three topics: Christianity, Unite the Right, and the Alt-Right, which explores the Alt-Right’s complicated relationship with Christianity and how it was used in the Unite the Right rally; Unite the Right: Ethno-nationalism in Action, which discusses the ethno-nationalism of the Alt-Right and rally participants; and The Historical Antecedents of Christian Racism in America, which provides an overview of Christian theological racism through American history and its influences today.
MA (Master of Arts)
ethno-nationalism, white nationalism, Christianity, Alt-Right, Unite the Right rally, religious nationalism
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