Brittany Pheiffer Noble, graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages, explores Steve Bannon's coalition of Christian traditionalists in The Atlantic, and the divides between U.S. Evangelicals and Russian Orthodox Christians.
"But even as Bannon and various religious leaders seek to pit the values of Christianity against those of Islam, there is also an internal competition to decide who gets to define Christian traditionalism. Two of the main players in this competition, American Christian traditionalists—including conservative Catholics like Bannon as well as evangelicals like Franklin Graham—and Russian Orthodox, are united in their desire to save Christendom from the perceived threat of radical Islam. But buried underneath that superficial agreement is a complex disagreement as to what Christendom even means." Read more.