Politics+Society

Books

Past progressives

According to Gary Dorrien, the influence of Walter Rauschen­busch, Washington Gladden and the Social Gospel on the United States was mixed--but it was very real.

Books

The Spirit of Vatican II, by Colleen McDannell

Colleen McDannell confesses that integrating family history with scholarship is not for the faint of heart. In this valiant attempt McDannell tells the story of her Catholic parents in tandem with a discussion of the changes that were played out in the 20th century in the Catholic Church as a whole.