American Grace

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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 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
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" 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."

Actor and musician Dan John Miller is an award-winning audiobook narrator, having garnered multiple Audie Award nominations and one win, twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" magazine, and received several "AudioFile" Golden 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

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