Thursday, March 6, 2014

Reviews of Marsden's "The Twilight of the American Enlightenment"

I have been enjoying the reviews of George Marsden's new book, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief.  (I blurbed it for Basic Books and have been eagerly awaiting its publication to see how others will respond to Marsden's argument).  So far the book has received a (mostly) positive response.  Here are some reviews that caught my eye:

Wilfred McClay's review is still behind the Books & Culture paywall

Thomas Kidd, a Marsden student, reviews his mentor's book at The Gospel Coalition.   A taste:

Grant Wacker weighs in at Christianity Today:

Michael Robbins at the Chicago Tribune calls the book "strange" and "baffling."
James Seaton reviews it at The Weekly Standard
Stephen Prothero has reviewed it at Book Forum but the review has not gone online yet.
Darryl Hart references Marsden's book in his discussion of the appeal of Abraham Kuyper
Paul Baumann gives it a positive review at Washington Monthly
Marsden discusses the book with Al Mohler here 
Marsden has written a short piece on the book at Salon