Books Reviewed


Peter Clark, The English Alehouse, in Social History, 10(1)(1985): 107-109.


Margaret Jacob and James Jacob, The Origins of Anglo-American Radicalism, in Social History, 10(3)(1985): 393-395.


Laurie Taylor, In the Underworld, in Contemporary Crises, 9(4)(1985): 395-396.


Bayard Marin, Inside Justice, in Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 76(3)(1985): 786-788.


Pieter Spierenburg, The Spectacle of Suffering, in Social History, (1986).


Jeremy Black, The British and the Grand Tour, in Albion, 18(2)(1986): 279-80.


Giuseppe de Lutiis, Storia dei Servizi Segreti in Italia, in Intelligence and National Security, 2(1)(1987): 202-3.


James Q. Wilson and Edward Herrnstein, Crime and Human Nature, in Contemporary Crises, 10(1987): 329-335.


Elliott Leyton, Compulsive Killers in Journal of Criminal Justice, 16(2)(1988): 151-154.


David Howell, Patriarchs and Parasites, in Social History, 13(1)(1988): 94-96.


Stephen Yeazell, From Medieval Group Litigation to Modern Class Action, in Social History 14(2)(1989): 243-45.


Andrew Coleby, The Central Government and The Localities, in Albion, (1989): 628-29.


Ronald Holmes and James De Burger, Serial Murder, in Contemporary Crises, 13(2)(1989): 193-96.


David Papke, Framing the Criminal, in Criminal Justice History, 10(1989): 251-53.


Robert K. Ressler, et al., Sexual Homicide, in Journal of Criminal Justice, 18(2)(1990): 179-181.


Geoffrey R. Searle, Corruption in British Politics 1895-1930, in Chesterton Review, 16(3-4)(1990): 263-67.


Gary LaFree, Rape and Criminal Justice in Justice Quarterly, 7(3)(1990): 615-17.


J. Laplante, Prison et Ordre Social au Quˇbec, in Crime, Law and Social Change, 15(1)(1991): 84-86.


C.W. Chalklin and J. R. Wordie, Town and Countryside, in Albion, 23(1)(1991): 130-132.


Steven A. Egger, ed., Serial Murder, in Justice Quarterly, 8(2)(1991): 263-266.


Rachel Ehrenfeld, Narco-Terrorism, in Crime, Law and Social Change, 16(3)(1991): 315-317.


Robert Hicks, In Pursuit of Satan, in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 8(2)(1992): 172-174.


Michael Brake and Chris Hale, Public Order and Private Liberties, in Crime, Law and Social Change, 17(3)(1992): 279-281.


Samuel Walker, In Defense of American Liberties, in Justice Quarterly, 9(2)(1992): 343-346.


Hans Toch and Kenneth Adam, The Disturbed Violent Offender, in Journal of Criminal Justice, 20(1992): 487-488.


John Martin and Anne Romano, Multinational Crime, in International Criminal Justice Review, 2 (1992): 177-79.


David Levine and Keith Wrightson, The Making of an Industrial Society, in Albion (1992): 499-501.


P. A. O'Hare et al., eds, The Reduction of Drug-Related Harm, in Crime, Law and Social Change, 20(1) (1993): 77-79.


D. J. V. Jones, Crime in Nineteenth Century Wales, in Social History, 18(3)(1993): 411-413.


Staley, Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities, in Chesterton Review (1993).


Ryland Wallace, Organize! Organize! Organize! Reform Agitations in Wales 1840-1886, in American Historical Review (April 1994): 563-564


Murphy, The Proletarian Movement, in Comparative Literature Studies, 31(1994): 195-198.


Ferdinand Mount, The Subversive Family, in Chesterton Review 20(1)(1994): 90-95.


The Oxford Sherlock Holmes, in Chesterton Review (1994).


Roger Hood, Race and Sentencing in Journal of Criminal Justice, 22(6)(1994): 577-578.


Richard Burt, Licensed by Authority, in Seventeenth Century News (1995).


Several recent books on Conversion and the Catholic Church in Chesterton Review, 21(3)(1995): 379-384.


Tim Pat Coogan: Eamonn De Valera, in Chesterton Review 21(4)(1995): 529-535


Christopher Lasch, The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, in Chronicles May (1995): 33-34.

Reprinted: this review was reprinted in Chesterton Review, 21(3)(1995): 412-14.


Miller and Funk, eds., The Complete Gospels, in Chronicles, July 1995: 33-34.


Jack Miles, God: A Biography, and Elaine Pagels, Origin of Satan in Chronicles, January 1996: 32-34.


Andie Tucher, Froth and Scum, in American Historical Review, April 1996: 562-63.


Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker, SatanÕs Silence, in Chronicles, April 1996: 29-30.


I. Kramnick and R. L. Moore, The Godless Constitution, in Chronicles, May 1996: 25-26.


Gary Dorsey, Congregation, in Chesterton Review, 22(1-2)(1996): 155-158.


Erich Goode and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Moral Panics, in Contemporary Sociology, 25(1)(1996): 99-100.


Elliott Leyton, Men of Blood, in Crime, Law and Social Change, 25(1)(1996): 102-4.


Glen Jeansonne, Women of the Far Right, in Pennsylvania History, 63(3)(1996): 499-501.


Robert A. Hill, The FBIÕs RACON, in Crime, Law and Social Change, 25(1)(1996): 100-2.


Andrew Greeley, White Smoke, in Tidings (Los Angeles) July 19, 1996: 19.


Malachi Martin, Windswept House, in Tidings, August 2, 1996: 19.


Donald Warren, Radio Priest, in Tidings August 16, 1996: 19.


Kenneth S. Stern, A Force Upon the Plain, in Chronicles, August 1996: 30-31.


Colm Toibin, The Sign of the Cross, in Chesterton Review, 22(3)(1996): 359-362


Several recent books on Sexuality and Catholicism, (review article) Chesterton Review, 22(4)(1996): 520-25.


Robert A. Orsi, Thank You, St Jude, in Tidings (Los Angeles) October 25, 1996: 25


Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld, in Tidings, November 15, 1996: 16.


Robert W. Funk, Honest to Jesus, in Tidings, December 6, 1996: 22.


Thomas C. Fox, Catholicism on the Web, in Tidings, February 21, 1997: 20.


Karen Armstrong, Jerusalem, in Chronicles, March 1997: 30-31.


Allan Young, The Harmony of Illusions, in American Historical Review 102(1997): 1267


Charles R. Morris, American Catholic, in Tidings, June 13, 1997: 22.


W. Anthony Gengarelly, Distinguished Dissenters, in Pennsylvania History 64(1)(1997): 138-40.


Marcus Borg, The God We Never Knew, in Tidings, July 25, 1997: 22-23.


Roger Lane, Murder in America, in Criminal Justice Review 22: 235-236.


Frances E. Dolan, Dangerous Familiars, in Seventeenth Century News 55(1-2)(1997): 10-11.


James W. Trent, Inventing the Feeble Mind, in Chesterton Review 23(3)(1997): 340-43.


Joel Dyer, Harvest of Rage, in Chronicles, September 1997: 38.


Richard McBrien, Lives of the Popes and Eamon Duffy, Saints and Sinners, both in Tidings (Los Angeles), November 14, 1997: 22-25.


Thomas C. Reeves, The Empty Church, in Chesterton Review, 23(4)(1997): 488-92.


Clive Emsley and Louis A. Knafla, Crime Histories and Histories of Crime, in International Criminal Justice Review, 7(1997): 142-43.


Glenn Wallach, Obedient Sons, in Chronicles, January 1998: 25-26.


Stefan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom, America in Black and White, in Chronicles, February 1998: 26-27.


Two biographies of Malcolm Muggeridge (respectively by Richard Ingrams and Gregory Wolfe) in Chesterton Review, 24(1-2)(1998): 120-123.


William Dalrymple, From the Holy Mountain, in Chesterton Review, 24(4)(1998): 493-96.


Thomas A. Tweed, ed., Retelling US Religious History, in Journal of American Ethnic History 18(4)(1999): 207-208


Robert Wuthnow, After Heaven, in H-AMREL, H-NET electronic discussion group, November 1998.


Charles H. McCormick, Seeing Reds, in Pennsylvania History 65(3)(1998): 392-94.


Joel Best, Controlling Vice, for Journal of Interdisciplinary History 30(3)(1999): 543-45.


Nicole Hahn Rafter, Creating Born Criminals, in American Historical Review 104(1999): 179.


Joe William Trotter and Eric Ledell Smith, African Americans in Pennsylvania, Journal of American Ethnic History 18(2) Winter 1999: 147


George H. Nash, The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945, in Chesterton Review, 25(1-2)(1999): 131-33.


Peter D. G. Thomas, Politics in Eighteenth Century Wales, in British Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies 21/22 (1999): 95.


Philadelphia - A New Urban Direction, in Pennsylvania History 66(4)(1999): 633-34.


Candace Benyei, Understanding Sexual Misconduct in Religious Systems, in Criminal Justice Review (24)(1999): 81-82


David Howell, The Rural Poor in Eighteenth Century Wales, in British Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies.


Recent books on apocalyptic, in Chesterton Review, 26(3)(2000): 365-69.


Stephen L. Carter, GodÕs Name in Vain, in Chronicles, December 2000: 33-34.


Stanley Williamson, Gresford, in Albion, 32(2)(2000) 356-357


James M. Jasper, Restless Nation, in Chronicles, February 2001: 30-31


Recent books on cocaine, in Journal of American History 87(4)(2001): 1533-34


David Chidester, Christianity: A Global History in Chesterton Review 27(1-2)(2001): 145-49


Clark Blaise, Time Lord, in The American Enterprise, September 2001, 54, 58


Diana Eck, A New Religious America, in  Chronicles, January 2002: 27-28


David Martin, Pentecostalism, in Books and Culture March-April 2002: 34-35, at


New books on the future of Christianity, review essay, in Books and Culture, July-August 2002: 8.


Recent books on secularization, review essay, in Books and Culture, November-December 2002: 10-11.


Recent books on the history of religion in America, review essay, in Books and Culture, January-February 2003: 19.


Jedediah Purdy, Being America, in Books and Culture March-April 2003: 29.


Michael Rose, Goodbye Good Men, in American Conservative April 7, 2003: 24-25


Andrew Greeley, Religion in Europe at the End of the Second Millennium, in Books and Culture, May/June 2003: 27.


Pope John Paul II, Go In Peace, in Washington Post, June 1, 2003


Ellen Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism, 2nd edition, in Journal of Cold War Studies 5(3)(2003): 120-22


Peter Steinfels, A People Adrift, in Books and Culture, September-October 2003: 37.


New books on terrorism, in Books and Culture, November-December 2003: 8-9.


Robert Stove, The Unsleeping Eye, in Chronicles, January 2004: 26-27.


Stephen Prothero, American Jesus, in Books and Culture, January-February 2004: 8.


Charles Murray, Human Accomplishment, in First Things, February 2004: 35-37


Edward Fitzgerald, BankÕs Bandits, in Chronicles, April 2004: 30


Karen Leonard, Muslims in the United States, in Books and Culture, May-June 2004: 9


Philip M. Freeman, St. Patrick of Ireland, in American Conservative May 24, 2004: 26-28.


Christine Rosen, Preaching Eugenics, in Books and Culture, July-August 2004: 7


Gil Troy, Morning in America, in Books and Culture, March-April 2005: 18


S. Ramaswamy, Lost Land of Lemuria, in Books and Culture, May-June 2005: 24


Jim Wallis, GodÕs Politics, in American Conservative June 6, 2005: 31-32


Sarah M. Pike, New Age and Neo-Pagan Religions in America, in Journal of American History (2005): 697-98


Claire Badaracco, Quoting God, in Books and Culture, November-December 2005: 11-13


Leigh Eric Schmidt, Restless Souls, in First Things, December 2005: 46-49


The Cambridge History of Christianity, in Books and Culture, September-October 2006: 10-15


Jeremy Black, Altered States, in Chronicles, December 2006: 31.


Hugh Kennedy, The Great Arab Conquests, in Books and Culture, November-December 2007: 42-43


Martin E. Marty, The Christian World, in Books and Culture, January-February 2008: 12-13


Walter Russell Mead, God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World, in Washington Post, February 20, 2008


Robert Frykenberg, Christianity in India, in Christian Century, May 5, 2009: 43-44


A PeopleÕs History of Christianity, Review Essay, Church History, 78(3)(2009): 658-668.


Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, The Ten Lost Tribes, in Books and Culture, September-October 2009: 31


Robert Wuthnow, Boundless Faith, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2010), at


John Lukacs, The Legacy of the Second World War, in Books and Culture September-October 2010: 29


Diarmaid MacCulloch, Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years in Christian Century December 14, 2010: 38-40


Harvey Levenstein, Fear of Food, in Books and Culture May-June 2012: 8


Olivier Roy, Holy Ignorance, in Hedgehog Review 14(2) Summer 2012: 82-83


Robert Wilken, The First Thousand Years, in Christian Century February 6, 2013: 36-37


R. I. Moore, The War on Heresy, in Church History 82(1) March 2013: 170-72


Lawrence B. Porter, The Assault on Priesthood and Garry Wills, Why Priests? in Chesterton Review 39(1-2)(2013)


Diarmaid MacCulloch, Silence, in Christian Century October 16, 2013: 46-49


John L. Allen Jr., The Global War on Christians, in Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2013


David R. Contosta ed., This Far by Faith, in Pennsylvania History 81(1)(2014): 129-31


Paul Jankowski, Verdun, in Books and Culture, March-April 2014: 24


R. S. Sugirtharajah, The Bible and Asia, in Christian Century, April 2, 2014: 36-37               


Gerard Russell, Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms, in Christian Century, January 7, 2015: 34-35


Ronald Grigor Suny, They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else, Christian Century, April 29, 2015: 48-49


John Tolan, et al, Europe and the Islamic World, Christian Century May 27, 2015: 37-39


Kevin Madigan, Medieval Christianity, in Christian Century, June 24, 2015: 38-39


Mark Noll, From Every Tribe and Nation, in First Things, August-September 2015: 53-55


Robert C. Gregg, Shared Stories, Rival Tellings, in Christian Century, August 19, 2015: 36-37


David Nirenberg, Neighboring Faiths, in Christian Century, November 11, 2015: 38-40


Peter Howson, Muddling Through, and Michael Snape and Edward Madigan, eds, The Clergy in Khaki, in First World War Studies, 6 (2015): 207-209


Ann Farmer, Chesterton and the Jews, in Chesterton Review 41(4-5)(2015): 437-444


Scott Sunquist, The Unexpected Christian Century, in International Bulletin of Mission Research, 40 (2016): 85-86


Ian Johnson, The Souls of China, in Christian Century, June 21, 2017: 34-35


Stephen Ellis, This Present Darkness, in Education and Culture, July 2017, at


Richard Holloway, A Little History of Religion, in Chronicles, August 2017: 16-17


Paul Veyne, Palmyra, in Education and Culture August 2017, at


Robert Knapp, The Dawn of Christianity, in Education and Culture September 2017, at