mainline

Books

Embattled Ecumenism, by Jill K. Gill

Jill Gill has produced a remarkable account of the declining influence of mainline Protestantism and the NCC in the 1960s and 70s.

Books

Church as problem and solution

Diana Butler Bass's new book is warm and winsome. But it lacks the particularizing power of her earlier work's grounding in stories about specific communities and people.