Books

Books

Dead from the Waist Down

When such luminaries as Harold Bloom, Frank Kermode and John Hollander prepare the way for a book by calling it “thoroughly alive and enlivening,” “all the pleasure I expected” and “a major work of scholarship and of imaginative thought,” prudence warns me to mute my more tepid opinion.<

Believing again

Marcus Borg has emerged as the Jesus Seminar scholar with the keenest theological sensibility and the most accurate read of the pulse of old-line U.S. Protestantism.

United by Faith

"Sunday morning is the most racially segregated hour in America,” the saying goes, and most pastors are well aware that it is true.

Christianity with an Asian Face

Peter Phan adds a Vietnamese voice to the growing diversity of Asian-American theology—a field once dominated by Chinese, Japanese and Korean theologians. Phan, professor of Catholic social thought at Georgetown University, demonstrates that Jesus has an Asian face.

The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America/God and the Constitution

The cover of Frank Lambert’s book shows Philadelphia’s Independence Hall; Paul Marshall’s, the U.S. Capitol.