Philip S. Gorski


Philip S. Gorski is the Frederick and Laura Goff Professor of sociology and religious studies at Yale University. He writes on religion and politics in comparative and historical perspective. His most recent book, coauthored with Samuel L. Perry, is The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy.

Robert Bellah’s Search for Unity

from The Use and Abuse of History, Volume 24, Number 2

Bellah held the conviction that religious matters were not purely intellectual, much less merely academic.

The Return of the King

from Political Mythologies, Volume 24, Number 1

We see the peculiar features of neoauthoritarianism as quite real modern-day reincarnations of the ancient tradition of divine kingship.

The Long, Withdrawing Roar

from Distinctions That Define and Divide, Volume 23, Number 2

Over the last half century, there has been a transition from regular to irregular forms of cultural and political combat.