American Grace

How Religion Divides and Unites Us

By Robert D. Putnam; David E. Campbell; Dan Miller (Narrated by)
Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781400149575

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. Nationally honored as a leading humanist and a renowned scientist, he has written fourteen books and has consulted for the last four US Presidents. His research program, the Saguaro Seminar, is dedicated to fostering civic engagement in America. Visit RobertDPutnam.com.David E. Campbell is the John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame as well as a research fellow with the Institute for Educational Initiatives. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of several books, and his work has also appeared in the "Journal of Politics", "Public Opinion Quarterly", and the "Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion". He lives near South Bend, Indiana.Dan Miller is president of 48 Days LLC, specializing in creative thinking for increased personal and business success. He holds a masterOs degree in psychology and draws from his business experience to help others develop more focused, balanced, truly successful lives. Dan and his wife live in Franklin, Tennessee.



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

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