Philip Gorski is the Frederick and Laura Goff Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies and Chair of the Sociology Department at Yale University. His work focuses on the interaction of religion and politics in modern and early modern Europe and North America. His most recent book, with Samuel L. Perry, is The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2022). He is currently working on an alternative to neo-Weberian theories of secularization.
Many white evangelicals seem not to realize that American democracy has also been good for American Christianity and that too close an association between worldly and spiritual power will ultimately diminish both.