Constantine's Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament

Constantine’s act of “calling himself a Christian and pouring in that flood of wealth and power on the church,” John Wesley charged in 1787, “was productive of more evil to the church than all the ten persecutions put together.” Judging by Constantine’s Bible, David L.


“And now a few words from our president.” The countless opportunities that the president of a seminary has to make himself heard could produce nothing more than pleasant chatter.

Dumbed down

According to Stephen Prothero, America is both “deeply religious and profoundly ignorant about religion.” Personal belief in God remains high. Americans say that their convictions shape their public behaviors, and most support the idea of religious organizations participating in public policy issues. Yet surveys show that the majority of Americans cannot name even one of the four Gospels. Only one-third know that it was Jesus who delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and 10 percent think that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife.

The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology

Ever since the 1970s the theologies of distinctive groups of Christians have aroused much interest around the globe. Although such groups have long played vital roles in churches, it was once supposed that they had no theology.

American habits

For four decades, Robert Bellah’s books, articles and public speeches have influenced thoughtful sectors of American faith communities.