Breaking Glass January 2009 Yes We Can! By Philip Jenkins The word transformational surfaced often in the 2008 election season, and for once, the cliché might have had some validity. America assuredly is entering an era of transformation, even of revolutionary change, but on nothing like the lines that many expect. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Philip Jenkins Philip Jenkins is is the author of Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World.