US Evangelicals: From Prophecy to Policy

Key Points: 

– In the coming decade, the positions, demands and worldviews of evangelicals and other Christians will continue to shape the US stance on global issues.

– Under the Trump administration, white evangelicals have had unprecedented access to the White House. The presidency has made Biblical references part of its political language.

– Many evangelicals interpret current events as divine signs fulfilling Biblical prophecies about the end times. When such worldviews are politically elevated, they shape US policies on a range of issues such as the current pandemic or the US investment in multilateralism.

– Coming to terms with evangelical worldviews driving US criticism of, and potential retrieval from, multilateralism requires recognizing their linkages to political power and their flexibility in adapting to evolving situations.