Michael Cromartie

In Memoriam, 1950-2017

Michael Cromartie was Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directed both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Faith Angle Forum programs. His area of expertise included issues at the cross-section of religion and politics.

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Michael Cromartie was Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directed both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Faith Angle Forum programs. His area of expertise included issues at the cross-section of religion and politics.

Mr. Cromartie contributed book reviews and articles to many prominent publications, including First Things, the Washington PostChristianity Today, and World magazine. Mr. Cromartie also appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, NBC’s Evening News with Brian Williams, ABC World News Tonight, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and the PBS news program The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.

Mr. Cromartie was the editor of fifteen books, including Religion and Politics in AmericaReligion, Culture, and International Conflict; and A Public Faith: Evangelicals and Civic Engagement.

A senior advisor to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and a senior fellow with The Trinity Forum, he was also an advisory editor of Christianity Today magazine.

On September 20, 2004, Mr. Cromartie was appointed by President George W. Bush to a six-year term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where he was later twice elected chairman.

Mr. Cromartie was a graduate of Covenant College (Ga.), and held an M.A. in Justice from The American University in Washington, D.C.


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The Jew Who Is Saving Christians

Michael Cromartie

Michael Horowitz is turning Christians’ heads to the reality of religious persecution world-wide. Why do many governments around the world…

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Freud Analyzed

Michael Cromartie

Michael Cromartie interviewed scholar Paul Vitz about Freud and his legacy. Vitz is professor of psychology at New York University….

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Books & Culture / January 1, 1999

No Calling Without a Caller

Michael Cromartie

Os Guinness first became a fixture on Christian reading lists with the publication of The Dust of Death: A Critique…

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Books & Culture / July 1, 1998

The Omni-American

Michael Cromartie

Among the many brilliant black essayists now at work, Stanley Crouch is one of the most unpredictable, one of the…

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Books & Culture / May 1, 1998

Reticent No Longer

Michael Cromartie

How did we get here? That is the subject of Rochelle Gurstein’s important book, The Repeal of Reticence: A History…

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Books & Culture / January 1, 1998

Buckley on Belief

Michael Cromartie

William F. Buckley says he has never been tentative about his faith. But then, he’s never been talkative about it…

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Books & Culture / November 1, 1997

Give Me Liberty, but Don't Give Me Filth

Michael Cromartie

CT advisory editor Michael Cromartie visited with Bork in his Washington office at the American Enterprise Institute, where Bork is…

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Christianity Today / May 19, 1997

A Preserving Grace

Michael Cromartie

A host of questions that surround the notion of natural law are examined and debated by a distinguished group of scholars–Russell Hittinger, Susan Schreiner, Daniel Westberg, Joan Lockwood O’Donovan, Carl E. Braaten, Timothy George, William Edgar, and Robert P. George.

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Kids Who Kill

Michael Cromartie

John DiIulio is worried about a new breed of violent young criminal–and he wants you to be worried, too. The…

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Books & Culture / January 1, 1997

Anonymous No More

Michael Cromartie

Michael Cromartie talks with anonymous-no-more author Joe Klein about his fictional political tale, Primary Colors. Early in 1996, Random House…

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Books & Culture / November 1, 1996

Equality Is An Illusion

Michael Cromartie

The facts about immigration and cultures, says Thomas Sowell, don’t fit neatly into our current competing ideologies. “History,” writes Thomas…

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Books & Culture / September 1, 1996

Caesar’s Coin Revisited

Michael Cromartie

"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s," said Jesus, "and to God the things that are God’s." What does this mean in a time and place drastically different from first-century Palestine? As more and more Christians from differing traditions exercise power in the political arena, what theological principles should shape their views of the role of government? Protestant and Catholic scholars of diverse views debate these questions in Caesar’s Coin Revisited.

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