"It would be a good thing for America if this book were widely read and discussed."
Los Angeles Times
"Marty weaves a fascinating tapestry of personal histories."
The Washington Post
"Page for page, it is the most engaging one-volume history of American religion we now have."
The New York Times Book Review
"An essential book for serious students of American society."
Chicago Sun-Times Book Week
About the Author
, one of today’s most respected theologians, is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, where the Martin Marty Center has been founded to promote public religion endeavors. His more than fifty books include Modern American Religion
. He is a winner of the National Book Award and was the first religion scholar to receive the National Humanities Medal.