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When Early America Is and Is Not a Product of Divine Providence

Hendrik van Loon was one of those great writers of an earlier age who could make a reference book read like a great novel. I read his Geography for fun. While his book on the history of America is weighed down a bit by the classical liberal tone of Gibbon and co., it is still chock […]

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Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

Ross Douthat, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, Free Press, 2012. Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics is a very encouraging read. It gives the reader a detailed narrative of the fall of mainline Christianity in America, as well as the various reactions to this fall, along […]

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Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective

Peter J. Leithart, Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective, Cascade Books, 2012. Peter J. Leithart’s Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective is an explosion in a book. A scholarly feat, with each chapter boasting between 40 and 100 endnotes, some of which are miniature essays in themselves,[1] it […]