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Ivan Strenski

Ivan Strenski is Holstein Family and Community Professor of Religious Studies at UC Riverside.

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Whether We Call White Nationalism ‘Christian’ Is All About Who Gets to Define Christianity

Ivan Strenski

The question of the “Christian” nature of Tarrant’s terrorism cannot be answered by appeal to a neutral umpire or standard. Hard as it may be to accept, I do not think a single, uncontested, objective yardstick exists against which to measure the “Christian” character of his act. What is “Christian” is—and always has been—TBD.