Philip Gorski is professor of sociology and religious studies at Yale University. His books include The Protestant Ethic Revisited and The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe.
Writing as both a citizen and a scholar, Gorski wraps his passionate appeal for the common good in a thoroughly documented and convincing argument. A remarkable achievement. --Choice A rich, detailed account of the history of efforts to define American religion. --Sarah Posner, American Prospect [Gorski] charts one way to political reconciliation in these divisive times. . . . This is an important work, one that returns us to our national origins. --Kirkus Reviews Sweeping and exhilarating. --Publishers Weekly Essential reading for this moment. --David Brooks, New York Times Indispensable reading for lay readers and specialists alike. --Michael R. Whitenton, Reading Religion