Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a professor of history and gender studies at Calvin University. Du Mez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.
Faithfully Magazine spoke with Du Mez regarding her book, which surveys the history of White Evangelicalism’s idealization of militant white patriarchy. The transcript has been edited for clarity.