Mark Shea Wants You to Read This Book

Mark Shea Wants You to Read This Book July 27, 2016


Namely, Bearing False Witness by Rodney Stark. You can read Mr. Shea’s endorsement here. Mark’s a great chap and I don’t disagree with him – although I don’t share his enthusiasm. Also Rodney Stark is emphatic that he is a Lutheran when his personal faith is mentioned in the book, the NR review of Stark’s book that Shea is relying on has misinformed him. Unless “Baptist scholar” means “scholar at a Baptist University”- but I think most people would read it as “scholar who is Baptist”. I am going to go out on the limb of suggesting NR flubbed that detail.

I freely admit that I called that book “worth your time” and I don’t take that back. If you want to see my full treatment of Bearing False Witness’ strengths- and its many faults- you can check out my review here.

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