Books and Culture Vol. 20 No. 3 May/June 2014

8    “Young Catholic America”  Anna Sutherland
A sobering report.

YOUNG  CATHOLIC AMERICA: EMERGING ADULTS  IN,  OUT OF,  AND GONE FROM  THE  CHURCH
by Christian Smith,  Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen

Alexandrian Attitudes Philip Jenkins
A new source for the “Secret Gospel of Mark.”

11   Another Strange Death  David Martin
THE PASSING   OF  PROTESTANT ENGLAND: SECULARISATION AND SOCIAL  CHANGE,
c. 1920-1960 by S.J.D. Green

14 “His Wonders to Perform” John  G. Stackhouse,  Jr.
THE  EDUCATION OF  DAVID  MARTIN: THE  MAKING OF  AN UNLIKELY SOCIOLOGIST by David Martin

16  Dust  or  Ashes?  Virginia Stem Owens

18  Saturday Is for  Funerals Bernice Martin

22 How  They  (Really) See Us Sarah Ruden
THROUGH A  SCREEN DARKLY:  POPULAR  CULTURE,  PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, AND AMERICA’S IMAGE  ABROAD  by Martha Bayles

24 “We Yearn  for  Something” Eric  Miller
OUTSIDE THE  GATES OF  EDEN: THE DREAM   OF  AMERICA   FROM  HIROSHIMA TO  NOW by Peter Bacon Hales

25    Flood Theology Peter T. Chattaway

26    A Graceful Turn  Sharon Skeel
DANCING THROUGH  IT: MY  JOURNEY IN  THE  BALLET  by Jenifer Ringer

27    Stumbling Around in the  Light  Brett Foster
On Conor McPherson.

30    Ever  Reforming? Jerry  Pattengale
Diane Ravitch’s 180 turn.
REIGN OF  ERROR: THE  HOAX  OF  THE  PRIVATIZATION MOVEMENT  AND THE  DANGER  TO AMERICA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS by Diane Ravitch

The Next Revolution Rick Ostrander
HIGHER  EDUCATION IN  DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM  SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
edited by Kate Ashcroft and Philip Rayner
CHRISTIAN HIGHER  EDUCATION: A  GLOBAL  RECONNAISSANCE edited by Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer, and Nicholas S. Lantinga

32    Necessary Distance Tim Stafford
GANDHI BEFORE INDIA  by Ramachandra Guha
M. K. GANDHI,  ATTORNEY AT LAW:  THE MAN  BEFORE THE  MAHATMA  by Charles R. DiSalvo

33    Jimmy Carter’s Rise and  Fall  Todd C. Ream and Drew Moser
And the fate of progressive evangelicalism.
REDEEMER: THE  LIFE  OF  JIMMY  CARTER by Randall Balmer