Here are the Century book reviews that got read the most online this year.
Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East
Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.
How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State
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.
The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It
In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.
History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit
For Ben Quash, scripture and tradition are givens. Our task is to discover and reinterpret what we have been given.
The Century's work relies primarily on subscriptions and donations. Thank you for supporting nonprofit journalism.
Support us by buying books: