Advance Praise for Unholy:
“With masterful and meticulous research, Posner shows that Donald Trump’s election to the White House was not a fluke, but rather owed much to five decades of plotting and planning by America’s highly-politicized Christian Right. Few reporters are more astute about the intersection of the evangelical movement and American politics than Posner, and in Unholy she reveals a back story that anyone trying to understand how we got to this disturbing state of affairs should read.”
—Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
“Sarah Posner reveals, with clarity and without hyperbole, the unholy alliance between Donald Trump and white evangelicals in this country. Reading Unholy unsettles you and shows that what ails this country goes way beyond the current occupant in the White House. This book is a must read for anyone who claims to be Christian and for anyone who is concerned about our democracy.”
—Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
“In terrifying detail, Unholy illustrates how a vast network of white Christian nationalists plotted the authoritarian takeover of the American democratic system. For anyone wondering what a second Trump administration might bring, there is no more timely book than this one.”
—Janet Reitman, author of Inside Scientology
“Unholy explains how moralizing evangelicals fell in love with one of the most outwardly immoral presidents in modern American history. Religion reporter Sarah Posner makes bold claims, but she brings receipts. As a Christian, I found this book far more disturbing and damning than I expected. We ignore it at our collective peril.”
—Jonathan Merritt, author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch
Reviews of Unholy:
"Posner’s authoritative investigation will be a must-read for those interested in the connections between the Trump presidency and evangelicalism." —Publisher's Weekly
"Highly recommended for those seeking to understand how white evangelicals developed political power."— Library Journal (starred review)
"A gripping read."— Booklist
New Book now out from Random House:
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS:
August 21, 6:00pm ET, Drinking With Historians with Kristin du Mez, hosted by Matt Gabriele and Varsha Venkatsubramanian. Register here.
August 23, 11:00amPT, Atheists United Los Angeles. Register here.
PAST (VIRTUAL) EVENTS:
June 1, 6:00 pm ET, at Politics and Prose, in conversation with Jeff Sharlet. Watch replay .
June 9, 12:00 pm ET, at New America, in conversation with Eddie Glaude. Watch replay.
June 30, 6:00 pm ET,Type Media Center, in conversation with Eyal Press and Anthea Butler. Watch replay.
July 8, 12:00 pm ET, Puffin Cultural Foundation, in conversation with Joseph Chuman. Watch replay.
July 23, 7:00pm ET, Books in Bloom, in conversation with Rev. Brian Akers.
August 11, 8:00pm ET, Random House Big Ideas Night: The Political Landscape with Sarah Posner, Eddie Glaude Jr, Gerald F. Seib, and John Dickerson, moderated by Yamiche Alcindor. Watch replay here.