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American grace : how religion divides and unites us

Author: Robert D Putnam; David E Campbell
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Examines the impact of religion on American life and how that impact has changed in the last half-century.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Putnam; David E Campbell
ISBN: 9781416566717 1416566716 9781416566885 1416566880
OCLC Number: 555639536
Awards: Winner of Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award 2011
Description: 673 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Religious polarization and pluralism in America --
Vignettes : the old and the new --
Religiosity in America : the historical backdrop --
Religiosity in America : shock and two aftershocks --
Switching, matching, and mixing --
Innovations in religion --
Vignettes : ethnicity, gender, and religion --
The women's revolution, the rise of inequality, and religion --
Diversity, ethnicity, and religion --
Vignettes : how religion and politics intertwine --
Religion in American politics --
Echo chambers : politics within congregations --
Religion and good neighborliness --
A house divided? --
America's grace : how a tolerant nation bridges its religious divides --
Appendix 1. The Faith Matters surveys --
Appendix 2. Data analysis.
Responsibility: Robert D. Putnam, David E. Campbell with the assistance of Shaylyn Romney Garrett.
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Based on two new studies, American Grace examines the impact of religion on American life and how that impact has changed in the last half-century.  Read more...

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"A big, multifaceted work. . . . Intellectually powerful." --Robert Wright, New York Times Book Review "This is the best overview of American religion in the last half century that I have ever read. Read more...

 
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