Archive for July, 2013

Ellery Schempp

July 10 . 2013

Ellery Schempp is celebrating the fifty-year anniversary of  Abington v Schempp, the Supreme Court case which declared the requirement of daily Bible readings and prayer in public schools to be unconstitutional.

John Nichols, Robert McChesney

July 9 . 2013

Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before in Dollarocracy.

Christopher Parker

July 8 . 2013

Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto show that what actually pushes Tea Party supporters is not simple ideology or racism, but fear that the country is being stolen from “real Americans”–a belief triggered by Obama’s election in Change They Can’t Believe In.

Jonathan Alter

July 3 . 2013

In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter produces the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of big data.

Jerry DeWitt

July 2 . 2013

Jerry DeWitt was born and bred into the church and was a Pentecostal preacher before arriving at atheism through an extraordinary dialogue with faith that spanned more than a quarter of a century, Hope After Faith is his account.

Bishop John Shelby Spong

July 1 . 2013

John Shelby Spong argues in The Fourth Gospel that this last gospel to be written was misinterpreted by the framers of the fourth-century creeds to be a literal account of the life of Jesus when in fact it is a literary, interpretive retelling of the events in Jesus’ life through the medium of fictional characters.