The Century associate editor is the author of Rapture Culture, Julian of Norwich and See Me Naked.
Sociologist Vern Bengtson
"Religiosity is a driving force more salient than belief. Agreement with specific beliefs is the least likely religious trait to be passed on."
The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride. The author of The Color of Water trails abolitionist revolutionary John Brown in this exploration of heroism and consequences.
Last week, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he has no intention of moving forward on the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate by a wide margin in June.
"The big struggle for me as a young person was how to be someone who was interested in creativity and art and not losing one's faith to do it."
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