Reflections on Being Religious in the Public Square
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Mark Douglas consistently finds ways to surprise the reader--not with gimmicks, but with hope so truthful it reveals the world anew. That hard-won hope lets Douglas make a crucial contribution to academic debates about religion and politics. It also helps him write editorials that crackle with good humor and fresh insight. Douglas calls his readers to believe aloud--and then gives rich samples of what that sounds like for our time."
--Ted A. Smith
author of The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice
"Mark Douglas's Believing Alou is a wonderful book, or really two books: one a collection of his newspaper columns, the other a series of meditations (which connect the columns) on what he was trying to do in the columns, and how he thought he did. Combining theological depth, political and cultural acumen, and a vivid and sharp writing style, the book is both an education in Douglas's wise and persuasive understanding of religion's role in public life, and an education about how to communicate that understanding to others. A delight."
author of A Theology of Public Life