Religion

Reviewed by: 

“‘In order to form a more perfect Union,’ books such as White Christian Privilege add enormous value to highlighting the gap between illusion and reality.”

Reviewed by: 

Who is best suited to understand and explain the cynical marriage of convenience between Donald Trump and America’s white evangelicals—a critical outsider, or a sympathetic insider?

“Pope Francis is dope,” says Jack Jenkins quoting Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian activist, attorney, politician, and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in American Prophets: The Religious Ro

Reviewed by: 

The Invention of Yesterday is a solid read for anyone curious about how the connections between human cultures have shaped the narrative of our history as a species.”

Reviewed by: 

“Bernice Lerner has provided us the opportunity to see what results when one woman’s will to survive and one man’s humanity are combined.”    

Reviewed by: 

“‘The rise of the religious right should be cause for alarm among all who care about the future of democracy in America.’”

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

This book shines a light upon the contributions of one remarkable culture, without which our world would appear very different today.

Reviewed by: 

“brilliant . . . an important addition with its focus on the lives of women and its unbearably vivid details.”

Reviewed by: 

"David D. Hall provides an enlightening, well organized, easy read . . . on how the Puritans arose from English populism to what they became in America"

Reviewed by: 

“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.

Reviewed by: 

Opening with a Foreword (written by the iconic Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman) that oozes praise from the very get-go, one can’t help but be skeptical.

Reviewed by: 

In 2016, Duke University Divinity School Professor Kate Bowler burst onto the media scene with a New York Times op-ed column called “Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me.”

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

So, two funny Jews and a very funny Gentile (who is married to a Jew) walk into a publisher’s office. Their pitch: A Field Guide to the Jewish People, a humorous look at the Chosen.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“George Weigel is the most interesting and authoritative American scholar and analyst of the Roman Catholic Church.”

Reviewed by: 

Sister Helen Prejean is known for campaigning against the death penalty, reinstated in the US in 1976, responsible for 1, 940 deaths.

Reviewed by: 

“This is a book about young Muslim men growing up in the United States,” writes Professor John O’Brien, who teaches sociology at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Reviewed by: 

“‘Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

“The background well-blended into one man's heroic story forms an epic tragedy of Poland in World War II . . .”

Reviewed by: 

“This political environment, in which the separation of church and state is treated as a kind of heresy rather than the real rock upon which our government stands, is what makes the timing

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b

Reviewed by: 

“Professor Sands musters abundant historical evidence to make her principal points, particularly in laying out the enduring tension between foundation and separation paradigms.”

Reviewed by: 

Awaken is a gem for students and practitioners of art, meditation, Buddhism, and/or Asian culture.”

Reviewed by: 

“Williamson’s message and campaign seem merely aspirational.”

Author(s):
Reviewed by: 

“Tisby, an African American Christian, outlines a devastating bill of particulars in this comprehensive, unrelenting indictment, which he hopes will spur positive change.”

Pages