Christian Nationalism in America: Its History and Resurgence

Presentation by Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., Ph.D.
Wednesday, November 2, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Quad 264, Saint John’s University

Charles R. Gallagher, S.J., is associate professor of history at Boston College where he has been teaching since 2010. Prior to then he taught at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations while on a visiting fellowship. His research interests include American Catholicism, papal diplomacy, international relations, intelligence history, and the history of the Holocaust. Gallagher, who earned his Ph.D. at Marquette University, is the author of  many publications, including Vatican Secret Diplomacy: Joseph P. Hurley and Pope Pius XII (Yale University Press, 2008), which won the John Gilmary Shea Prize from the American Catholic Historical Association, and Nazis of Copley Square: The Forgotten history of the Christian Front (Harvard University Press, 2021), which explores a largely forgotten group of American terrorists who, in the name of God, conspired to overthrow the government and form an alliance with Hitler. The book is described by the publisher as “a grim tale of faith perverted to violent ends, and a warning for those who hope to curb the spread of far-right ideologies today.”