Books

Books

Endangered faiths

Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.

Texas tough

Other states have a history of violence, suspicion of government, and more Baptists than people. What makes Texas different? Robert Wuthnow says it’s oil.

Curious, by Ian Leslie

In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.

Found Theology, by Ben Quash

For Ben Quash, scripture and tradition are givens. Our task is to discover and reinterpret what we have been given.