American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

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Simon and Schuster, 2012 - 707 pagina's
American Grace is “perhaps the most sweeping look yet at contemporary American religion. It lays out the broad trends of the past fifty years, assesses their sociological causes, and then does a bit of fortune-telling” (The Washington Post).

Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. In recent decades, however, the nation’s religious landscape has undergone several seismic shocks. American Grace is an authoritative, fascinating examination of what precipitated these changes and the role that religion plays in contemporary American society.

Although there is growing polarization between religious conservatives and secular liberals today, at the same time personal interfaith ties are strengthening. Interfaith marriage has increased, and religious identities have become more fluid. More people than ever are friendly with someone of a different faith or no faith at all. Putnam and Campbell show how this denser web of personal ties brings greater interfaith tolerance, despite the so-called culture wars.

Based on two of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America (and with a new epilogue based on a third survey), American Grace is an indispensable book about American religious life, essential for understanding our nation today.
 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - GlennBell - LibraryThing

This is a highly detailed analysis of religion in America. The book is basically an analysis of a faith survey conducted over multiple years. The accuracy of the book is almost entirely dependent on ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - MaryAlice411 - LibraryThing

This book isn't something you can sit down and read. At least I couldn't. So much info, not trying to get you to believe anything, but how does religion control our live and politics and how religion ... Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

Religious Polarization and Pluralism in America
1
The Old and the New
37
The Historical Backdrop
70
Shock and Two Aftershocks
91
Switching Matching and Mixing
134
Innovations in Religion
161
Ethnicity Gender and Religion
180
The Womens Revolution the Rise of Inequality and Religion
231
Religion in American Politics
369
Politics Within Congregations
419
Religion and Good Neighborliness
443
A House Divided?
493
How a Tolerant Nation Bridges
516
Acknowledgments
581
Notes
601
Index
683

Diversity Ethnicity and Religion
260
How Religion and Politics Intertwine
320

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Over de auteur (2012)

Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and founder of the Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America. He is the author or coauthor of ten previous books.
David E. Campbell is the John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame as well as the director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.

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