Baptizing America


Officially released June 4.

Baptizing America: How Mainline Protestants Helped Build Christian Nationalism

In the face of a rising threat to both church and democracy, Baptizing America provides an urgent examination and an enlightening critique exposing the dangerous undercurrents of Christian Nationalism.

You can order it now almost anywhere you buy books online, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can also buy it directly from Chalice Press, which is offering readers of A Public Witness 33% off the cover price when you use the promo code “BaptizingW&W.”

Download a free study guide to go with the book.

Baptizing America is a must-read for mainline Protestants and others wanting to learn about Christian Nationalism and confront this dangerous ideology. Especially in 2024, this is a critical issue. Invite Brian and/or Beau to speak at your church or event to continue the conversation:

  • Brian Kaylor, a Baptist minister with a Ph.D. in political communication, is president & editor-in-chief of Word&Way. Email to schedule.

  • Beau Underwood is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, a contributing editor for Word&Way, and pursuing a doctorate in public affairs. Email to schedule.

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