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Opinion piece about American Grace talk at Colby College

September 24, 2010
By tomsander

Flickr photo by Jeff Bauche

Joseph R. Reisert (Chairman, Gov. Dept., Colby College) writes about Robert Putnam’s talk about American Grace at Colby and why Putnam is optimistic about future prospects of American religion, despite current frictions between some American Christians and Muslims:

…Americans are very religious . Our people are, on average, far…
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Newsweek: The Extent of American Grace

September 22, 2010
By tomsander

Meditating Buddha – Flickr photo by TanyKely

Lisa Miller of Newsweek cites American Grace for her perspective that Americans’ grace doesn’t yet extend to Buddhists (or Muslims).

While researching their forthcoming book about American religion, the Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam and his colleagues polled on this hypothetical question:  Say a group of Buddhists wanted…
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Dave Campbell discusses "A New Kind of Christianity"

March 31, 2010
By tomsander

American Grace co-author Dave Campbell was recently interviewed by NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty about Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity. McLaren rejects the old view that he was brought up with of “a God who needs blood in order to be appeased.”  Instead, McLaren believes that “God revealed, in Christ crucified,…
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