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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (288 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert D. Putnam, David E. Campbell Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • “An essential resource for anyone trying to understand twenty-first-century America.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara Lovejoy | 2/16/2014

    " This is a book that I highly recommend!!! I first heard about it when I heard one of the authors, David Campbell, being interviewed on a TV show and his comments piqued my interest. I didn't know until I started reading the book that David Campbell is LDS which was interesting to me. Then I have also really liked others works (such as Bowling Alone) by the other author, Robert Putnam. This book has definitely influenced how I view religiosity as well as causing me to do some personal soul-searching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 2/11/2014

    " I will take FOREVER to finish this book, but it is AWESOME! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edie | 1/28/2014

    " Very academic read- but so interesting - especially in the context of our present political climate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fran Caparrelli | 1/19/2014

    " very interesting and I just am always amazed that a concept like religion can be such a dividing point among human beings. My idea of religion is that it is practiced to help humans be better humans to their fellow beings. "

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