Ross Douthat’s NY Times Op-Ed: “A Tough Season for Believers”

December 20, 2010

Excerpt from Ross Douthat’s NYT Op-Ed:

Happily, for those who need a last-minute gift for the anxious Christian in their life, the year just past featured two thick, impressive books that wrestle with exactly these complexities. [The complexities…

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Washington Post review of American Grace

December 13, 2010

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Excerpt of Washington Post review of American Grace:

Even as a religion reporter, I was surprised by some of the findings in this hefty new book about American religion by political scientists …

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WSJ: Putnam and Campbell on “Charity’s Religious Edge”

December 10, 2010

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American Grace co-authors Robert Putnam and David Campbell have an Op-Ed in today’s Wall Street Journal.  Here is an excerpt:

Along with jobs and 401(k)s, a major casualty of the Great Recession …

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Praying alone is no fun; Having friends at church makes you happier

December 7, 2010

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American Grace research team members Chaeyoon Lim and Robert Putnam have an article in the prestigious American Sociological Review demonstrating that religion actually makes you happier and it works…

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Robert Putnam discusses American Grace on “Forum Truth”

December 3, 2010

“Historically, only a small percentage of Americans (5-7%) when you asked them whether they are Protestant or Catholic or whatever, said they had no religion at all; we call them the ‘nones’… Over the last 20 years, that figure…

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The Economist: Evangelicals Looking for a new Leader

December 2, 2010

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The Economist’s story, explains how US evangelicals, in a troubled time are looking for a more charismatic and likable leader than Glenn Beck.  Among the troubling evidence for evangelicals are American…

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Will the real non-religious please stand up?

December 2, 2010

Saguaro research team members Chaeyoon Lim, Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert D. Putnam have an academic article out in the new issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion called…

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