Michael Cromartie

Michael Cromartie

In Memoriam, 1950-2017

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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 holds an M.A. in Justice from The American University in Washington, D.C.




Keeping Promises

Published in The New York Sun on April 18, 2006


Faith, Politics & Progressives

Published in Pew Forum on Religon and Public Life


















The Religion Factor

Published in The Hartford Courant on October 24, 2004




Why I Am a Muslim

Published in Radio America on April 21, 2004






Political Islam

Published in Books & Culture on May 1, 2003





"Our Posthuman Future"

Published in Books & Culture on June 1, 2002





The Rules of the Capitalist Game

Published in Books & Culture on January 1, 2001


The War Against Boys

Published in Books & Culture on September 1, 2000


How to Infect a Culture

Published in Christianity Today on August 7, 2000






The Trials of Being Agnostic

Published in Books & Culture on January 1, 2000




Recovering Moral Order

Published in Books & Culture on July 1, 1999


The Jew Who Is Saving Christians

Published in Christianity Today on March 1, 1999


Freud Analyzed

Published in Books & Culture on January 1, 1999


No Calling Without a Caller

Published in Books & Culture on July 1, 1998


The Omni-American

Published in Books & Culture on May 1, 1998


Reticent No Longer

Published in Books & Culture on January 1, 1998


Buckley on Belief

Published in Books & Culture on November 1, 1997




Kids Who Kill

Published in Books & Culture on January 1, 1997


Anonymous No More

Published in Books & Culture on November 1, 1996


Equality Is An Illusion

Published in Books & Culture on September 1, 1996