American Grace

How Religion Divides and Unites Us

By Robert D. Putnam; David E. Campbell; Dan John Miller (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400119578)

Publication Date: November 2010

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Description
"American Grace" takes its findings from two of the largest, most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on religion and public life in America, plus in-depth studies of diverse congregations among them a megachurch, a Mormon congregation, a Catholic parish, a reform Jewish synagogue, and an African American congregation.
From abortion to gay marriage to feminism, this book shows how religion has influenced politics in America and vice versa. The discoveries are often unexpected: The most politicized churches tend to be liberal, not conservative, congregations. Faith matters less to Americans than their communities of faith. Most Americans marry outside their religion. And nearly half of all Americans change their religion at some point during their lifetime.
Robert D. Putnam won huge acclaim for "Bowling Alone" and "Better Together." Together with coauthor David E. Campbell, Putnam brings his distinctive brand of in-depth research and analysis to religion in America.



About the Author
Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and the author or coauthor of more than ten books, including "Bowling Alone" and "Better Together".

David E. Campbell is the John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, including "Why We Vote" and "A Matter of Faith"

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning "Walk the Line", he starred as Johnny Cash s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney s "Leatherheads "and "My One and Only", with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile "magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from "Publishers Weekly".
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