Doomed Romance: Broken Hearts, Lost Souls, and Sexual Tumult in Nineteenth-Century America

A rare look at an evangelical woman’s attempt to expand her world in the early 1800s.

Magic: A History: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

This textbook-like volume isn’t for casual rabbit-outta-the-hat hobbyists.

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

An important look at the theological underpinnings of racism and race relations in America.

Acts Against God: A Short History of Blasphemy

A disappointingly shallow dive into heresy’s backstory.

Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

A riveting exploration of race, democracy, and sexual experimentation in an early Mormon “beautiful place.”

The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project

An in-depth look at the export of conservative Islamic teachings from the Arabian Peninsula.

The Triumph of Christianity

From Paul to Constantine, a modest faith’s stunning rise to prominence.

The Jewish American Paradox

Who gets to decide what it means to be a Jew?