A new book, plus a new edition, from Dr. Williams

Dr. Peter Williams, professor emeritus in the Department of Comparative Religion, has a new book rolling off the presses this spring: Religion, Art, and Money: Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression, published by University of North Carolina Press. Dr. Williams examines the role played by wealthy Episcopalians--including some of the United States' most successful industrialists and financiers--in shaping American urban culture through artistic patronage.

Also about to roll off the presses is the fourth edition of Dr. Williams's popular reference book, America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century, published by University of Illinois Press. Accompanying the new edition is a voluminous online bibliography of sources for the study of the United States' diverse religious traditions.