Take & Read: American religious history

Grant Wacker recommends the best recently published books in his field.


American Apocalypse, by Matthew Avery Sutton

Fall books

Why do most white evangelicals vote Republican? How has this affected Republican politics? Matthew Sutton gives us our first good account of how and why evangelical political views developed the way they did. Three elements were crucial—premillennial eschatology, World War I, and the Puritan heritage. 


Evangelical metamorphoses

The Remaking of Evangelical Theology, by Gary Dorrien