American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country


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About the Author

JACK JENKINS is a national reporter for Religion News Service and a former Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress. His work has also been published in The Atlantic and the Washington Post, and he is cited regularly in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and other top media outlets. He is a regular guest on radio shows and podcasts, including ABC, BBC, various NPR affiliates, Sirius XM,'s Today Explained podcast, and many others. A graduate of Presbyterian College, Jenkins earned his Master of Divinity at Harvard University.


"Jenkins is my go-to source when I want a snapshot of what's happening in the American religious landscape... demonstrating how a vibrant and undeterred Religious Left has filled the moral vacuum with an unapologetically progressive agenda promoting peace, pluralism, and human dignity for all."--Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
"A master storyteller."--Brian D McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration and A New Kind of Christianity
"Illuminating . . . [A] thoroughly reported and . . . revelatory history about the intersection of progressive politics and religion in America."--PW
"Delves deeply into the origins, activities, and leadership of the Religious Left . . . highlighting the widespread--though not always widely recognized--role that progressive faith communities have long held in political and social causes. . . . A well-researched and timely work of journalism."--Kirkus