The Carmodys, authors of many titles on religion including The Story of World Religions (Mayfield Pub., 1988), here provide an excellent monograph on American religious history from the 18th to the 20th century. The book is thoughtful and well written, with a pronounced liberal bias. It centers on the ideas of Jonathan Edwards, representative of Puritan thought; Thomas Jefferson, who incarnates the secularism and religious disestablishmentarianism characteristic of the Enlightenment; and William James, proponent of the philosophy of pragmatism. These men and non-mainstream responses to them are studied as exemplars of our national religious tradition. All libraries with a strong interest in American religious history and thought must seri ously consider purchasing this work.--Susan A. Stussy, Barton Cty. Community Coll., Kan.