How We Became a Nation of Heretics
Publication Date: April 2012
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From the popular New York Times columnist, a powerful and original critique of how American Christianity has gone astray-and the deeply troubling consequences for American life and politics.
Ross Douthat is an online and op-ed columnist for the New York Times and the author of Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class and coauthor of Grand New Party. Formerly a senior editor at the Atlantic, he is a film critic for National Review and has also contributed to the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, GQ, Slate, and other publications. Ross and his family live in Washington, D.C. Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. His bestselling and most critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley, Jr., Ben Hur by Lew Wallace, Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitskin, and Mystic Warrior by Tracy and Laura Hickman. Lloyd's background as a performer includes extensive work in classical theater and folk music. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children.
Americans are still as religious as ever, says New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. It's the churches and institutions that have declined. In his latest book, Bad Religion, Douthat argues that the U.S. become a nation of heretics. More at NPR.org
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