Virtue Rewarded, and the Righteous Exalted: Or, Our Blog Contributors and Friends in the New York Times

Paul Harvey

We interrupt this programming to bring you this late-breaking news.

Books from friends of and contributors to this blog are discussed in Wednesday's New York Times: Jennifer Schuessler, "A Religious Legacy, with Its Leftward Tilt, Is Reconsidered." Featured in it are blog contributor Elesha Coffman and her new book on The Christian Century, friend-of-the-blog Matt Hedstrom, whose great book The Rise of Liberal Religion gets extensively discussed, and various other books we have covered here including Jill Gill's Embattled Ecumenicism, David Burns' The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus, and others. Congrats to all, thanks to the author for a very nice overview of a field of scholarship we're obviously all interested in here, and to Elesha whose blog comment from about 1 1/2 years ago is (anonymously) quoted: "It’s heartening that dead, white, powerful Protestants are getting another look."

Next up, I hope: a similar sort of article about the recovery of religion, labor, and working-class history, being led by our blog contributors Chris Cantwell, Janine Giordano Drake, and Heath Carter. Pretty please, New York Times


Mark T. Edwards said…
Congrats to Matt as well for winning the ASCH's best first book prize!
Randall said…
How cool was this? Hilde and I saw this while we were flying over to the states (Kansas). What a great feature! And congrats to Matt on the Brewer Prize.

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