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Jon Bialecki

Jon Bialecki is a continuing lecturer in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, and has previously taught at Reed College and the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of A Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement (University of California Press, 2017) and Machines for Making Gods: Mormonism, Transhumanism, and Worlds without End (forthcoming from Fordham University Press). His academic interests include the anthropology of religion, anthropology of Christianity, anthropology of the subject, ontology and temporality, religious language ideology, and religious transhumanist movements.


Asbury, Surprise, and the Fate of American Christian Nationalism

And this brings us to the aspect of Asbury that is either hopeful or depressing. Again and again, what happened in Asbury in February of 2023 is presented as first being centered around the youth and, second, as devoid of the common American strain of nationalist muscular Christianity.