American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

Robert D. Putnam


American Grace is “perhaps the main sweeping glance but at modern American faith. It lays out the large developments of the earlier fifty years, assesses their sociological factors, after which does a little fortune-telling” (The Washington Post).

Unique between international locations, the US is deeply non secular, religiously varied, and remarkably tolerant. In fresh a long time, although, the nation’s spiritual panorama has passed through a number of seismic shocks. American Grace is an authoritative, attention-grabbing exam of what caused those adjustments and the position that faith performs in modern American society.

Although there's becoming polarization among non secular conservatives and secular liberals at the present time, even as own interfaith ties are strengthening. Interfaith marriage has elevated, and spiritual identities became extra fluid. extra humans than ever are pleasant with a person of a distinct religion or no religion in any respect. Putnam and Campbell express how this denser internet of private ties brings higher interfaith tolerance, regardless of the so-called tradition wars.

Based on of the main entire surveys ever carried out on faith and public lifestyles in the US (and with a brand new epilogue in accordance with a 3rd survey), American Grace is an imperative booklet approximately American non secular lifestyles, crucial for knowing our kingdom this present day.

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