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Revisiting the legacy of Jerry Falwell Sr. in Trump’s America

Recently President Trump tapped, Jerry Falwell Jr. to head the White House education reform task force. Falwell, Jr. as its leader may seem odd to some observers given that he is president of Liberty University, a Christian university founded by his father, Jerry Falwell Sr., and not a top research university. Falwell Jr. has recently been active in the political realm, particularly in his outspoken support of Donald Trump. From my [Richard Flory] perspective as someone who has been studying Protestant fundamentalists and evangelicals for more than 20 years, Falwell Jr., to date, remains a relatively minor political and religious figure. His appointment could be better explained by his family legacy, particularly that of his late father, Jerry Falwell Sr. – an enormously influential figure in American politics still today. [more]

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