The books listed here were written by Institute fellows and faculty and by scholars who received support from the Institute. While representing a variety of disciplines, the works all further our understanding of contemporary culture.


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1989: Revolutionary Ideas and Ideals

Krishan Kumar  |  University of Minnesota Press

A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America

Stephen Prothero, Editor  |  University of North Carolina Press - includes “Religious Pluralism and Civil Society” by James Davison Hunter and David Franz

A Theology of Public Life

Charles T. Mathewes  |  Cambridge University Press

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Accounts of Innocence: Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and the Self

Joseph E. Davis  |  University of Chicago Press

Adult Supervision Required: Private Freedom and Public Constraints for Parents and Children

Markella B. Rutherford  |  Rutgers University Press

Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: Their Friendship and Their Travels

Olivier Zunz  |  University of Virginia Press

Before the Shooting Begins: Searching for Democracy in America

James Davison Hunter  |  Free Press

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Christian Theologies of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb, Editor  |  New York University Press

Church-State Issues in America Today: A Three Volume Set

Steven L. Jones and Ann Williams Duncan, eds.  |  Praeger

Collectivistic Religions: Religion, Choice, and Identity in Late Modernity

Slavica Jakelić  |  Ashgate

Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts

Johann Neem  |  Harvard University Press

Crossing Boundaries: From Syria to Slovakia

Slavica Jakelić and J. Varsoke, Editors  |  IWM

Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America

James Davison Hunter  |  Basic Books

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Democratic Faith

Patrick Deneen  |  Princeton University Press

Elusive Togetherness: Church Groups Trying to Bridge America

Paul Lichtermann  |  Princeton University Press

Evangelical Feminism: A History

Pamela D. H. Cochran  |  New York University Press

Evil After Postmodernism: Histories, Narratives, Ethics

Jennifer L. Geddes, Editor  |  Routledge

Evil and the Augustinian Tradition

Charles T. Mathewes  |  Cambridge University Press

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Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption

Murray Milner, Jr.  |  Routledge

From Post-Industrial to Post-Modern Society: New Theories of the Contemporary World (2nd edition)

Krishan Kumar  |  Blackwell

God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, and Timothy Samuel Shah  |  Norton

Going Public: Christian Responsibility in a Divided America

Lawrence E. Adams  |  Brazos

Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church, and World

Nicholas Wolterstorff, ed. Mark R. Gornik and Gregory Thompson  |  Eerdmans

Identity and Social Change

Joseph E. Davis, Editor  |  Transaction

Inquiring about God: Selected Essays, Volume One

Nicholas Wolterstorff with Terence Cuneo, ed.  |  Cambridge University Press

Inventing New Beginnings: On the Idea of Renaissance in Modern Judaism

Asher Biemann  |  Stanford University Press

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Is There a Culture War?: A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life

James Davison Hunter and Alan Wolfe  |  Brookings

Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism (Persian translation)

Abdulaziz Sachedina  |  Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Just Love: Transforming Civic Virtue

Ann Mongoven  |  Indiana University Press

Justice in Love

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Eerdmans

Justice: Rights and Wrongs

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Princeton University Press

Liberalism in the Shadow of Totalitarianism

David Ciepley  |  Harvard University Press

Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Contemporary World

Peter L. Berger and Samuel P. Huntington, Editors  |  Oxford University Press - includes “In the Vanguard of Globalization: The World of American Globalizers” by Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter

My Life Among the Deathworks: Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority, (Sacred Order/Social Order: Volume I)

Philip Rieff  |  University of Virginia Press - includes Introduction by James Davison Hunter

Open Friendship in a Closed Society: Mission Mississippi and a Theology of Friendship

Peter Slade  |  Oxford University Press

Philanthropy in America

Olivier Zunz  |  Princeton University Press

Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Citizenship

Eric Gregory  |  University of Chicago Press

Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests

Greg Smith  |  Georgetown University Press

Practices of Belief: Selected Essays, Volume Two

Nicholas Wolterstorff with Terence Cuneo, ed.  |  Cambridge University Press

Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age

Christopher McKnight Nichols  |  Harvard University Press

Prophesies of Godlessness: Predications of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day

Charles Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols, Eds.  |  Oxford University Press

Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University

Thomas Albert Howard  |  Oxford University Press

Public and Private in Thought and Practice

Krishan Kumar and Jeff Weintraub, eds.  |  University of Chicago Press

Race: A Theological Account

J. Kameron Carter  |  Oxford University Press

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Recreating the American Republic: Rules of Apportionment, Constitutional Change, and American Political Development, 1700-1870

Charles A. Kromkowski  |  Cambridge University Press

Redefining Christian Britain: Post-1945 Perspectives

Jane Garnett et al., Editors  |  SCM - includes “Is English Education Secular?” by Ashley Rogers Berner

Reinventing Justice: The American Drug Court Movement

James L. Nolan, Jr.  |  Princeton University Press

Religion & the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans

James Bennett  |  Princeton University Press

Religion and the Rise of Historicism: W.M.L. de Wette, Jacob Burckhardt, and the Theological Origins of Nineteenth-Century Historical Consciousness

Thomas Albert Howard  |  Cambridge University Press

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order

John Owen and J. Judd Owen  |  Columbia University Press

Religious Identities in Britain, 1600

William Gibson and Robert G. Ingram, Editors  |  Ashgate

Routledge International Handbook of Human Rights

Thomas Cushman  |  Routledge

Salvaging the Fragments: The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust

Jennifer L. Geddes, John K. Roth, and Jules Simon, eds.  |  Palgrave Macmillan

Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity

Jonathan Malesic  |  Brazos

Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way

Kimon Howland Sargeant  |  Rutgers University Press

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

Matthew Crawford  |  Penguin

Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands

W. Bradford Wilcox  |  University of Chicago Press

Stories of Change: Narrative and Social Movements

Joseph E. Davis, Editor  |  State University of New York Press

Strategic Narrative: New Perspectives on the Power of Personal and Cultural Stories

Wendy Patterson, Editor  |  Lexington Books - includes “Social Movements and Strategic Narratives: Creating the Sexual Abuse Survivor Account” by Joseph E. Davis

Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education

David Yamane  |  Johns Hopkins University Press

The American Culture Wars: Current Contests and Future Prospects

James L. Nolan, Jr., Editor  |  University Press of Virginia

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The Catholic Church in State Politics: Negotiating Prophetic Demands and Political Realities

David Yamane  |  Rowman & Littlefield

The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010

John Owen  |  Princeton University Press

The Crisis of the Officer Class: The Decline of the Tragic Sensibility (Sacred Order/Social Order: Volume III)

Philip Rieff  |  University of Virginia Press

The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland

Genevieve Zubrzycki  |  University of Chicago Press

The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil

James Davison Hunter  |  Basic Books

The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right

Jon Shields  |  Princeton University Press

The Ethos of a Late-Modern Citizen

Stephen K. White  |  Harvard University Press

The Future of the Study of Religion: Proceedings of Congress 2000

Slavica Jakelić and Lori Pearson, Editors  |  Brill Academic Publishers

The Jew of Culture: Freud, Moses, and Modernity (Sacred Order/Social Order: Volume II)

Philip Rieff  |  University of Virginia Press

The Longings and Limits of Global Citizenship Education: The Moral Pedagogy of Schooling in a Cosmopolitan Age

Jeffrey S. Dill  |  Routledge

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The Making of English National Identity

Krishan Kumar  |  Cambridge University Press

The Mighty and the Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Cambridge University Press

The Politics of Regret: On Collective Memory and Historical Responsibility

Jeffrey K. Olick  |  Routledge

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd  |  Princeton University Press

The Politics of Secularism in International Relations

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd  |  Princeton University Press

The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Thomas Brudholm and Thomas Cushman, Editors  |  Cambridge University Press - includes “Religious Rhetoric in Responses to Atrocity” by Jennifer L. Geddes

The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times

Charles Mathewes  |  Eerdmans

The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer  |  Oxford University Press

The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics

Irene Oh  |  Georgetown University Press

The Tocqueville Reader: A Life in Letters and Politics

Olivier Zunz and Alan S. Kahan, Editors  |  Blackwell

Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference

Kristen Deede Johnson  |  Cambridge University Press

Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua J. Yates and James Davison Hunter, eds.  |  Oxford University Press

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

James Davison Hunter  |  Oxford University Press

Tri-Faith America: How Catholics and Jews Held Postwar America to its Protestant Promise

Kevin Schultz  |  Oxford University Press

Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Nicholas Wolterstorff  |  Oxford University Press

Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together

Felicia Wu Song  |  Peter Lang

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