On December 19, 2019 Mark Galli, then editor in chief at Christianity Today magazine, rocked the evangelical world by calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from the Oval Office. Galli's editorial went viral immediately. The servers at the magazine crashed because of the internet traffic. By Friday Galli was featured in The Washington Post and other newspapers. President Trump tweeted against Galli. The editorial split the evangelical world and Galli became the target of major evangelical leaders like Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Franklin Graham. Other leaders went public in their support for Galli and the magazine. That's where this new book, Evangelical Civil War: Mark Galli, Christianity Today and Donald Trump, comes in.
In this resource, the editors have gathered all the major news reports and opinion pieces about Galli's editorial in one volume. They are offered in chronological order with links to the original sources.
We're excited to announce that GCRR has been featured as one of those opinion pieces, and you can read our original opinion piece here:
Of Course, There's Just One Problem...
While we are honored to be featured in this book, we do want to point out one thing: the Global Center for Religious Research is not an evangelical organization nor are we a "religious" organization. Indeed, while some of our partners are religiously affiliated, GCRR is not. Our society members, board members, officers, and researchers belong to numerous faith tradition, including the "nones," atheist, and agnostic categories.
So what is GCRR?
We are a research institute and academic society that publishes the latests scientific, philosophical, and historical investigations on religion (and a-religion, as well).
Of course, this is a minor point. We are honored to be cited in the book regardless.
Thank you for including us, James Beverley and Annette Johnson.