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Jerry Falwell Jr., right, during commencement ceremonies at Liberty University in May 2017. AP Photo/Steve Helber

Jerry Falwell Jr. will leave behind a very different legacy from his influential father

The appeal of Jerry Falwell Jr., who resigned as president of Liberty University following a sex scandal, came from his family legacy. His late father, Jerry Falwell Sr., wielded enormous influence.
An influential Trump prophecy movement believes Trump’s election was part of God’s plans. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Trump prophecy and other Christian movements: 3 essential reads

A Trump prophecy movement believes that his election was part of God's plan. This round up from our archives explains a fast- growing Christian movement and some others from the past.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands during a service at the International Church of Las Vegas in Las Vegas in Oct. 2016. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

How the religious right shaped American politics: 6 essential reads

Trump embraced evangelicals in his first year as president. Here, scholars provide historical context to how the religious right has shaped American politics over the past decades.
U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. after delivering keynote address at commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, May 13, 2017. Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Revisiting the legacy of Jerry Falwell Sr. in Trump’s America

Falwell Sr. was a pastor who founded the Moral Majority, a conservative Christian political lobbying group. He changed the way American Christians think about their faith and politics.

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