New Books Network

Robert P. George and R. J. Snell, “Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome” (TAN Books, 2018)
In Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome (TAN Books, 2018), a cradle Catholic (Robert P. George; McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University) and an adult convert (R. J. Snell; Director of Academic Programs at... Read More
Michael O’Sullivan, “Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965” (U Toronto Press, 2018)
How did Catholic mysticism shape politics and religion in 20th-century Germany? What do seers, stigmatics, and Marian apparitions reveal about broader cultural trends? Michael O’Sullivan’s award winning new book examines how longing for the divine paradoxically drove secularism. In Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965 (University... Read More
Steven D. Smith, “Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac” (Eerdmans, 2018)
What does an American political progressive in the 21st century have in common with a pagan of ancient Rome? More than you may think, according to law professor, Steven D. Smith. In his important, provocative new book, Pagans and Christians in the City Culture Wars from the Tiber to the... Read More
Lynn Neal, “Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America” (NYU Press, 2019)
Christian imagery, symbols, and motifs have long been used and incorporated in fashion. Famous designers such as Coco Chanel, Gianni Versace, and Dolce and Gabbana have made Christianity trendy and fashionable. But there is a history that precedes the seemingly recent fusion of Christianity and fashion. Lynn Neal traces this... Read More
Olivier Roy, “Is Europe Christian?” (Oxford UP, 2020)
Olivier Roy, who is professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, is one of the most influential analysts of religion and secularisation in late modernity. Today he joins us to talk about his new book, Is Europe Christian?, which was published... Read More
Jaap Doedens, “The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1-4” (Brill, 2019)
Who were the ‘sons of God’ in the book of Genesis—and what did they do? The elusive text of Genesis 6:1-4, with its references to ‘sons of God,’ ‘daughters of men,’ and ‘giants,’ has perplexed interpreters for ages. In his book The Sons of God in Genesis 6:1-4 (Brill, 2019),... Read More
L. Benjamin Rolsky, “The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left” (Columbia UP, 2019)
As someone who grew up watching All in the Family and Sanford and Son, I’ve long been familiar with Norman Lear and his work. What I didn’t know, as a young child sitting cross-legged in front of the TV set in the 1970s, was how prominent a political figure Lear... Read More