Christopher Lane, Ph.D., a winner of the Prescrire Prize for Medical Writing, teaches at Northwestern University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Slate, and several other newspapers and periodicals. He is the author of six books, most recently The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty (Yale, 2011) and Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (Yale, 2007), now in six translations.
Surge of Piety, on Norman Vincent Peale, psychiatry, and the remaking of religious life in 1950s America, is forthcoming with Yale University Press in the fall of 2016. He also writes for the Huffington Post.