American Grace

American Grace

How Religion Divides and Unites Us

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Examines the impact of religion on American life and how that impact has changed in the last half-century.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416566717
1416566716
Characteristics: 673 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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readingthewater
Jun 04, 2014

If you like both Religions and social data, this book will fascinate you. Packed tight with charts, interesting facts and thoughts to ponder, its also a good reminder of how Americans as a whole are unique in the global religious landscape. And guess what? The "nones" are not atheists. They are simply anti-religion likely because they grew up in a religiously divisive time. Another area for the church to ponder.

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eswahl
Mar 04, 2011

One of the most lucid and comprehensive analyses of religion from the 1950s to present. Fascinating and very readable. I liked the alternation of statistical information and vignettes.

gwsuperfan Nov 20, 2010

Although parts of this book were extremely dense with both data from surveys and analysis of that data, American Grace was a fascinating read. Religion and politics seem more intertwined now that at almost any previous point in American history, and the authors do a thorough job of looking at how they got that way, and both how political attitudes are likely to affect religion, and how religion affects political attitudes.

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