William Traugott is a writer in both fiction and history. He has authored a novel and three collections of short stories—particularly on subjects of the American Southwest that reflect his environmental concerns. Within his trilogy on science and religion is an analytical history of the reformer Martin Luther and the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Educated and experienced in theology, Dr. Traugott writes of the changes encountered by American Christianity going into the twenty-first century. Churches’ ecumenical intents have resulted in unity denominationally as well as in reactions creating new American entities—all part of the author’s career and writing.