Between Heaven and Earth
The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them
Robert A. Orsi
Princeton University Press, $26.95, 256 pp.
It’s Saturday morning in Indiana and I am at church. The occasion is my daughter’s first reconciliation.
Earlier that week, at the prodding of parish staff, the parents of the children preparing for the sacrament had gathered to reflect on their own experience of confession. In my small group, a handful of thirty- and forty-something parents described an event they remembered as bordering on the terrifying: the entrance from a dimly lit...
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