Christopher Lane

Professor, Northwestern University; Author, SURGE OF PIETY

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, TIME, and several other newspapers and periodicals. He is the author of six books, most recently Surge of Piety: Norman Vincent Peale and the Remaking of American Religious Life (Yale University Press, November 2016). His other books include 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. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today called "Side Effects." For more information, visit