Anyone concerned by the growing hostility between the mainline Protestant churches and evangelical groups--whether scholars, clergy, or laity--should read Wuthnow's account of this breach. Offering a unique combination of scholarship and readability, Wuthnow honestly attempts to be fair to all parties and disparaging to none. He makes a strong plea for reconciliation between different Christian factions and is highly creative in recommending practical ways for evangelicals to utilize existing strengths and gain increased recognition in the scholarly community. All those interested in a vigorous American voluntary sector and in the health of American religion should read this book.-- Susan A. Stussy, St. Norbert Coll. Lib., De Pere, Wis.