Episode #320

Making Sense of Minority Christian Voting Trends

Guest: Ruben Rosario and Jonathan Tan

Series: Crackers and Grape Juice

Host: Jason Micheli

August 27, 2021

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You likely have heard that The Former Guy increased his share of the Hispanic vote in the 2020 Presidential election, but have you heard that this was also true for Asian Americans too? Ditto immigrants from the Middle East. Why did immigrants and people of color vote for a candidate who routinely disparaged immigrants and people of color? And what does it have to do with the fact that a large proportion of all of these groups are Christian?

Ruben Rosario and Jonathan Tan join the podcast to talk about their recent article in Political Theology, “Making Sense of Minority Christian Voting Trends: Complicating the Liberal/Conservative Binary.”

You can find the article here: https://politicaltheology.com/symposium/making-sense-of-minority-christian-voting-trends-complicating-the-liberal-conservative-binary/

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. His teaching and research interests range from comparative religious ethics, to theological anthropology, to liberation/political theologies; his most recent publications include Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Dogmatics After Babel (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018), and he is editor of the T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2019).

Jonathan Y. Tan is The Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor of Catholic Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Tan is the author of Introducing Asian American Studies (Orbis Books, 2008) and Christian Mission among the Peoples of Asia (Orbis Books, 2014). His numerous essays and book chapters encompass topics and issues in Asian and Asian American Catholicism, Asian and Asian American Christianity, World Christianity, Interreligious Studies, Liturgical Studies, Migration Studies, Mission Studies, and Chinese religions.

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