How Religion Divides and Unites Us
Publication Date: November 2010
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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.
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.
"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