The Unintended Reformation

The Protestant Reformation's lasting impact is the subject of Brad S. Gregory's edifying work of history. As the framework of Christianity that had united much of Europe began to fragment in the 16th century, a secularized society emerged that proved the progenitor of our own.

April 17: "In less than three years, both GM and Chrysler would be bankrupt, and a resurgent Ford would wow Wall Street..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…