These are some of my recent books dealing with anti-Christian bias.
Understanding and Reponding to Anti-Christian Bias
"The only good Christian is a dead Christian." In our heated cultural environment, comments like this are increasingly common. Sometimes Christians are too quick to claim that they are being persecuted. But Christians aren't just being paranoid or alarmist. Anti-Christian hostility is real.
Yancey unpacks the underlying perspectives and root causes of Christianophobia, and he considers to what extent Christians have themselves contributed to anti-Christian hostility. At times, criticisms of Christians are justified, but Christians can confront untruths without capitulation. In this truthful yet hope-filled treatise, Yancey shows how Christians can respond more constructively, defusing tensions and working toward the common good.
So Many Christians, So Few Lions
Is There Christianophobia in the United States?
This is a provocative look at anti-Christian sentiments in America. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research, the authors do not attempt to show the prevalence of anti-Christian attitudes but rather to document it, dig into where it exists, explore who holds these attitudes, and examine how this bias plays itself out in everyday life.
Religious and Political Bias in American Higher Education
This is the first systematic study that substantiates social bias in higher education. I used a survey where I asked academics if they would be less likely to hire individuals if they had certain religious or political beliefs. I found that religious conservatives are at a distinct disadvantage in academia. To a lesser extent, political conservatives also face a negative bias. Previous works on academic bias are based on isolated incidents. This work shows that academic bias is not due to a few exceptional events but that it is systemic and a real problem for religious and political conservatives as well as for scientific inquiry.
Cultural Competition in a Multicultural World
Right-wing authoritarianism has emerged as a social psychological theory to explain conservative political and religious movements. Such authoritarianism is said to be rooted in the willingness of individuals to support authority figures who seek to restrict civil and human rights. George Yancey investigates the effectiveness of right-wing authoritarianism and the social phenomenon it represents. He analyzes how authoritarians on both the right and the left sides of the sociopolitical spectrum dehumanize their opponents.