Stonewall Jackson and Fundamentalism’s Mythic Past

Jeff Sharlet presents an excerpt from his 2008 book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, to explain what Stonewall Jackson monuments look like to fundamentalists who tell themselves “it’s not about race.” Continue Reading →

(Excerpt) Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

An excerpt from Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity by John David Penniman. With an introduction by the author. Continue Reading →

(Excerpt) Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy

An excerpt from Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy (Stanford University Press, 2016) by Rosemary R. Corbett. With an introduction by the author. Continue Reading →