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The Power of BooksSubscriber Access Only
For the Victorians, reading could be the doorway to doubt—or to faith.
Revival FireSubscriber Access Only
Christian colleges are among the few places left where traditional revival occurs, and Asbury is the most recent example.
When did Sunday Schools start?Subscriber Access Only
For a long time, they were the only way working-class families could receive an education.
A Portrait of America’s First AtheistsSubscriber Access Only
What life was like for unbelievers long before Christopher Hitchens and company arrived on the scene.
You Can’t Reject a Faith You Never KnewSubscriber Access Only
Historian Alec Ryrie offers a revisionist take on the roots of unbelief. But there’s another story that needs telling.
Victorian Skeptics on the Road to DamascusSubscriber Access Only
Former atheist Antony Flew's admission of the existence of God shocked believers and skeptics alike, but such a turnaround is far from unique. In the 19th century, many leading intellectuals who had once lost their faith ended up reconverting.
The Quest for the Perfect AtheistSubscriber Access Only
Susan Jacoby's biography of Robert Ingersoll mistakes a likeable fellow with a second-rate mind for a "freethinking" hall-of-famer.
When Evangelicals RuledSubscriber Access Only
Between 1850 and 1900 evangelicals dominated the English speaking world, says David Bebbington.
Bonhoeffer Against the WorldSubscriber Access Only
How did a young man with no apparent power become a hero of the faith? A new biography explains.

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