Books

Books

Failing America’s Faithful

There are now scores of books dealing with the right-wing takeover of the church in the United States—enough that my editor suggests that they form an identifiable genre.

Separate and unequal

Jonathan Kozol has made a career of documenting in book after heartbreaking book what poor children of color are asked to endure in school.

Sundown Towns

The horror of ethnic cleansing may seem a dreadfully common part of today’s global news stories, but America’s own history of ethnic cleansing is still waiting to be told, James Loewen contends.

Wisdom makes a comeback

David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, is one of the important British theologians of his generation (he recently turned 60).

TheArt of Political Murder

Late one night in April 1998, just two days after Guatemalan bishop Juan Gerardi released a report about who was responsible for what during his country’s recently terminated civil war, someone smashed in Bishop Gerardi’s head.