Man on a Mission (The New York Times)

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The New York Times logoRedeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter, by Dartmouth’s Randall Balmer, is featured in the Sunday Book Review of The New York Times. “Balmer’s biography of Jimmy Carter is a refreshingly concise entry in a genre known for doorstops,” writes Times reviewer Molly Worthen.

“Balmer sets himself a clear task: to examine how faith influenced the career of a man who has said that ‘the single most important factor in my own life is Jesus Christ,’ and to explain why an evangelical president fell so out of step with voters that a divorced Hollywood actor handily defeated him four years later,” Worthen writes.

Balmer is the Mandel Family Professor of Arts & Sciences and chair of the Department of Religion.

Read the full story, published 6/5/14 by The New York Times.