A recent Sunday worship service moved me to tears. Despite being an analytical sociologist committed to rational descriptions of human behavior, my eyes welled up. Our pastor invited parishioners desiring to be healed to come forward and be anointed with three drops of oil on the forehead.
Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Stephen G. Bloom
The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box
Eric Bronson, ed.
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul
Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Vision
John Howard Griffin
Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East
Christian faith has generally had an uneasy and sometimes extremely contentious relationship with modern science, a relationship that this book explores. Ably edited by two University of Wisconsin historians of science, David C.
American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon
Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession
For Stephen Prothero and Richard Wightman Fox, the bad news is that they each published a book about Jesus and American culture at roughly the same time (calling to mind the 1981 contemporaneous publication of books on sexual mores in