”Handmaid’s Tale’s” religious society: Is it based on Christianity?

Season 3, Ep. 57: In part three of our occasional series on pop culture and faith, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade and I explore the fictional and theocratic society Gilead, in the series “The Handmaid’s Tale.” We unpack the show and its religious underpinnings, and ask the question is Gilead really Christian? Rev. Schade and I talk about serious and disturbing subjects, including rape, slavery, and using religion to propagate dangerous beliefs. Be advised.

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