David Kling is interested in how interpretations of the Bible have influenced history and how historical context has shaped interpretations of the Bible. He selects eight key biblical passages that were central at watershed moments in Christian history.
Paco Underhill, a marketing enhancer, and Michael Dawson, a critic of the capitalistic marketing system, are working to achieve opposite goals, yet their books supplement each other in unexpected ways.
By exploring the contradictions between official theologies and the actual behavior of religious communities, sociologists of religion help religious people to view themselves more honestly—a sometimes deflating and even painful process. Such may be our experience in reading W.