Transcending Religious Identity in an Age of Anxiety
Imprint: Cascade Books
"[An] erudite, masterful, thought-provoking, penetrating, engaging, honest, and insightful study of the modern epidemic of anxiety and its relationship with superficial religiosity. I am in awe of Shedinger's work. A must-read for both secular and religious folks as well as followers of all religious traditions."
--Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Fiqh Council of North America
"In this cogent critique of the status quo, Shedinger identifies a surprising candidate as the cause of many of our personal and communal woes. His challenge to move beyond the religious identity labels--like 'Christian' and 'Jew'--that we cling to will likely shock some readers and anger others, but it merits careful consideration. This book is a cri de couer that is rendered all the more powerful and persuasive by the way Shedinger links it to key moments in his own journey through life."
--John Kaltner, Rhodes College
"Shedinger offers an absorbing, interdisciplinary examination of one of the preeminent problems of our time: the modern epidemic of anxiety and depression. Drawing upon wide-ranging sources in the study of religion, psychology, and sociology--as well as his own personal experiences with anxiety--Shedinger offers an innovative, bold, and ultimately inspiring analysis of our contemporary condition."
--Jenna Reinbold, Colgate University