How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, and Others Are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life
Our Non-Christian Nation is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the contemporary battles over religion’s role in our national politics and culture.
—Phil Zuckerman, author of Living the Secular Life
For a painless lesson in constitutional theory for the layman, underscoring the “lay,” you’ve got to read this book.
—Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School
A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide
Wexler genuinely and thoughtfully wrestles with the tension between caring for the earth and caring for the people who find these rituals so meaningful. It is a reminder that, for good or ill, the actions of a faithful few can have a major impact.
And Other Stories
This is funny stuff, and I hope that Jay Wexler will donate his brain to neuroscience so we can see what’s up with it. —Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works
Understanding the Constitution through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
[This] wise and funny treatise reminds us that the Constitution is, like the men who drafted it, brilliant but imperfect. I learned more reading this book than in my entire college career. This isn’t saying much given my college career, I realize. But I now plan to attend law school. It’s that good.
—Steve Almond, author of God Bless America
A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars
I’ve read a lot of entertaining travelogues and informative studies of Supreme Court cases, but never at the same time. Think Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation meets Peter Irons’ The Courage of Their Convictions. Thank God for Holy Hullabaloos.
—Pamela Karlan, founding director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford University
The Los Angeles Review of Books ran a great review of Our Non-Christian Nation a few days ago. The review is called "An Exquisite Cacophony," and it's very interesting, well-written, substantive, and positive. The review can be found here. But here's a little...
The Journal of the American Academy of Religion published a nice review of Our Non-Christian Nation yesterday. The review is only available to subscribers, but the awesome folks at the BU Law Library got a hold of it for me. It's terrific. Here's a little quote:...
Nina McLaughlin wrote this nice assessment of Our Non-Christian Nation in the Boston Globe the other day: Boston University law professor and Peabody-Massachusetts raised Jay Wexler’s latest book, “Our Non-Christian Nation: How Atheists, Satanists, Pagans, and Others...