Caitlyn Jenner and American Religion

Monday, 31 Aug 2015

There is a distinctly ‘American Religion’ that transcends creeds and denominational labels, crossing the conservative and liberal divide. It is an American version of the Gnostic heresy, as demonstrated by many noted sociologists of religion, and especially Harold Bloom’s The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation (Simon & Schuster, 1992). Olympic gold-medalist Bruce Jenner’s highly publicized rebirth as Caitlyn Jenner is a striking example of this Gnostic heresy. It should go without saying that gender identity is a complex reality. Fundamentalists tend to reduce sin (a condition that has us ...

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