American Religion: Shifty 2

This year yields a bumper crop of books analyzing American religious traditions, and I’ll avoid listing the books, but it began with Christian Smith and Patricia Snell, led to Bradley Wright’s book, Kenda Creasy Dean’s study of young adult faith, and now we find Robert Putnam and David Campbell, American Grace: How Religion Divides and [Read More...]

American Religion: Shifty 1

Robert Putnam and David Campbell, in their new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, examine American religion — but their concern is what has happened in the last 50 years or so. Fascinating study. Here’s a major thesis of this book; they see the last 50 years of American religion in three [Read More...]


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