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Understanding the connections between religion, gender, & politics, and trying to save our democracy in the process.


Historian of gender, faith, politics. Author of NYT-bestselling JESUS AND JOHN WAYNE, and A NEW GOSPEL FOR WOMEN. Next up: LIVE LAUGH LOVE.