Books

Books

Falwell Inc.: Inside a Religious, Political, Educational, and Business Empire

On a recent visit to Lynchburg, I discovered the Liberty Channel on cable TV.

Church-based hate

Crisis recounts the sad stories of young people who, like Esau, cried for a blessing and too often did not receive it.

Evangelical Disenchantment: Nine Portraits of Faith and Doubt

It takes a certain level of self-deception to be a lukewarm evangelical. Intense piety is in the tradition’s DNA. The need for not only a conversion experience but a life in which the gospel is internalized and alive and demonstrated in the world has given evangelicalism an impressive vitality.

How the boom went bust

Paul Krugman is one economist who can analyze the complexities of an economic crisis, propose solutions and make the discussion intelligible to the general public.

The Word of the Lord Is upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and anyone who followed the media coverage of that occasion understands all too well that the identity of the civil rights leader is fiercely contested.