A brief, beautiful invitation to the study of religion from a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Featuring a new introduction, a compassionate look at a religious movement that shaped America.
“Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books
“Exhilarating . . . a scholarly tour de force. The story Nirenberg has to tell is not over.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet
“A worthy companion of the author’s The Revolt of the Masses. Both books are marked by the brilliance, originality, and depth of the author’s interpretation of the crisis of our age and of the basic historical processes.” —Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science