This week, we continue our series on the January 6th Capitol riots.
Last year, Canopy Forum contributors weighed in on what the siege meant for law, religion, and democracy. Some turned to political theorists to cast a light on the violence sanctioned at the heart of American democracy. Others dismantled the argument that Capitol rioters were simply exercising their religious freedom. Still more drew connections between the Trump era, the rise in Christian nationalism, and the narrative of grievance among some conservatives.
This is “Trump, Insurgency, and Religious Grievance" by Steven K. Green.
Read all articles in the Canopy Forum Capitol riots series, "Chaos at the Capitol: Law and Religion Perspectives On Democracy's Dark Day," here.