Nov 19, 2012 — What did Jesus look like? In their new book, The Color of Christ, Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey explore how different groups have claimed Jesus as their own — and how depictions of Jesus have both inspired civil rights crusades, and been used to justify the violence of white supremacists.
Feb 23, 2011 — Life of Pi's Yann Martel returns with another animal parable, Danielle Trussoni constructs a gripping, Da Vinci Code-like story of half-human angels, Peter Hedges looks under the covers in Brooklyn Heights, and Diarmaid MacCulloch examines 3,000 years of Christianity.
Apr 24, 2010 — Diarmaid MacCulloch is the author of a new book that chronicles the complete history of the followers of Jesus Christ, starting a millennium before Jesus' birth.
Aug 22, 2009 — In the winter of 1077, German King Henry IV trudged through a snowy mountain pass in the Italian Alps. Historian Tom Holland, author of a new book about the turn of the millennium, calls the journey "an episode as fateful as any in Europe's history."
Mar 23, 2008 — In her book Sundays in America, Suzanne Strempek Shea discusses a yearlong pilgrimage, during which she visited a different Christian church every Sunday. The journey took her from her New England home to the West Coast to the Deep South to the Midwest.
Oct 4, 2007 — In a new book about the constitutional separation of church and state, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills insists that that separation was meant as "the great protector of religion, not its enemy." That hasn't stopped fervent believers from challenging the concept.
May 23, 2007 — Photographer Sam Fentress sees signs. For more than 20 years he has been shooting religious-themed, hand-crafted signs, from church billboards to biblical quotations in salon windows. He joins Farai Chideya to discuss his new book, Bible Road: Signs of Faith in the American Landscape and the deep well of spirituality in African-American communities.
Dec 24, 2005 — James Cannon is the author of Apostle Paul: A Novel of the Man Who Brought Christianity to the Western World. He discusses his fictional take on the important historical figure with Scott Simon.
May 18, 2005 — Author Frederick Clarkson wrote the book Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy And Democracy, on the growing religious movement to influence government. Clarkson has written articles on the religious right's plans to take over the Republican Party, and how elements of the right encouraged citizen militias.