Tracing the intersection of religion, race, and power in Texas from Reconstruction through the rise of the Religious Right and the failed presidential bid of Governor Rick Perry, Rough Country illuminates American history since the Civil War in new ways, demonstrating that Texas' story is also America’s. In particular, Robert Wuthnow shows how distinctions between "us" and "them" are perpetuated and why they are so often shaped by religion and politics.
Today, people have an increased interest in spirituality, yet they also face widespread cynicism, relativism, and despair. This series of interviews explores the opportunities and liabilities that confront Christians as they seek to live wisely in this confusing time. Gene Deward Veith, Richard Keyes, Robert Wuthnow, and Richard Lints take on relativism, cynicism, and the notion of postmodernity in this thought-provoking exploration of spirituality.