American Grace

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 8, 2010

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 Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and author of "Bowling Alone".

David E. Campbell is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. He is the coauthor (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which received both the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association and the Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council for the best nonfiction book of 2010. He is also the author of Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape our Civic Life.

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".


Praise For American Grace

"This surprising, absolutely fascinating, and ultimately uplifting portrait of the changing role of religion in American life deserves the widest possible audience. It is a triumph." ---Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals