Monday, March 20: The Psychology of Christian Nationalism
Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, PhD, MDiv, MA, PhD, LCPC
The Under God ministry encourages St. Martin parishioners to attend a lecture by the Rev. Dr.
Pamela Cooper-White, on her recent book, The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why
People Are Drawn in, and How to Talk Across the Divide (Fortress, 2022). The lecture, free and
open to the public, will take place at the United Lutheran Seminary, 7103 Germantown Avenue,
on March 20 at 7 pm.
Dr. Cooper-White is Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion and for the
past 3 years served as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union Theological
Seminary. An ordained Episcopal priest, she has pursued a distinguished career as scholar,
author, activist, and educator. Her research interests have centered on feminist theology and
the prevention of violence against women; the use of the self in pastoral care and
psychotherapy; the intersection of pastoral theology and postmodern relational psychoanalysis;
and the history of early psychoanalysis and religion. She holds two PhD’s, including PhD in
clinical social work. She is the author of 10 books, including The Psychology of Christian
Nationalism, published in 2022.
Her lecture will explore White Christian Nationalism as “the dangerous belief that America is –
and must remain– a Christian nation founded for its white Christian inhabitants, and that our
laws and policies must reflect this premise. Such ideologies can lead to the erosion of
democracy and the rise of authoritarianism and fascism. Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White, offers
keen insights into the nature of this movement and how critical-thinking Christians can provide
a much-needed counter-narrative to this fear-based rhetoric.”
St. Martin’s parishioners are invited to join together for this opportunity to deepen our
understanding of White Christian Nationalism, and how we as Christians might form an
engaged, informed and compassionate response to the challenges it presents.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Please rsvp below so that we can estimate how
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