Book Review

Building and saving souls, book by book

litupcover.jpgLIT UP: ONE REPORTER, THREE SCHOOLS, TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS THAT CAN CHANGE LIVES
By David Denby
Published by Henry Holt, 288 pages, $30

Book Review

The medieval church’s ideological warfare

12072012p18pha.jpgTHE WAR ON HERESY
By R.I. Moore
Published by Harvard University Press, $35

Book Review

The 'first couple' in story and film

APPROACHING EDEN: ADAM AND EVE IN POPULAR CULTURE
By Theresa Sanders
Published by Rowman & Littlefield, $34.95

When I taught Intro to Theology, I always started with the Book of Genesis. This was highest among the things everybody should know -- a collection of myths in which our ancestors tried to answer the basic questions: Where did we come from? What went wrong? What do we do now?