American Monotheism consists of 13 provocative essays concerning religion in the contemporary world. Seven of the essays have been previously published in recognized journals and have elicited commentary or are listed in bibliographies. A variety of topics are included, each of which is given a new look supported by relevant information. Among the topics: decline of American religion, how religion and evolution came into conflict, the effects of technology, reason and religion, monotheism in the current times, the cosmological value of human life, American gnosticism, Islam's relation to violence, plus the religious thought of Cardinal Newman and Richard Dawkins. The author has published extensively on the general topics of science, culture, religion and politics.