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Personal Jesus

Religion and politics seem to be ever more entwined in the American public square, with religious language being used to alternately affirm or decry stances on any number of issues--the Iraq War, the death penalty, abortion, same-sex marriage, and so on. However well-intentioned, something about such rhetoric seems fundamentally reductive, regardless of where on the political spectrum it originates. How refreshing, then, to read Lauren Winner's Girl Meets God. In three hundred pages Winner never once attempts to connect religious…
Andrew Hoogheem
October 16, 2003