May 20, 2013
Weekly Book List, May 24, 2013
Radiance From Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science by Paul Eli Ivey (University of Minnesota Press; 320 pages; $75 hardcover, $25 paperback). Describes the synergy of science and religion at Halcyon, a utopian theosophical community founded in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., in 1903.
Communities of Complicity: Everyday Ethics in Rural China by Hans Steinmuller (Berghahn Books; 276