Books

Books

Hidden pursuits

What do migrant strawberry pickers, marijuana growers and Internet pornography users have in common? According to Eric Schlosser, they are all part of America’s black market economy, a massive system that contributes little to the tax base but keeps many Americans in business.

Shopping Malls and Other Sacred Spaces

The places where Americans spend their time and treasure are where their hearts are, notes Lutheran theologian and religious historian Jon Pahl.

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.

Darwin's Religious Orthodoxy/Where Darwin Meets the Bible

Few scientists have been as influential and controversial as Charles Darwin. Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection not only reinvented modern biology in all its branches but also rocked theology and religion in ways that resound to this day.