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It's the most important book on religion in America that I have read.
This book is a treasure trove of observations about multi-denominational attitudes and behaviors and its intersection with political and social issues.
At the same time, they made the book highly readable which for a research study is more than surprising.
I am in the process of starting a simple survey of prostitution in Thailand in conjunction with a Thai university. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John
It is an excellent snapshot of religion today in the U.S.A. What will be the picture in the next five or ten years given the rapid rate of change in our society, God only knows!Published 3 months ago by Tucsonannie
As a starting point, I am a member of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation. Hence, I am an extremist (at least in the terms of this book - there is only one true way to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles B. Moss
Harvard sociologists Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell conducted the largest study of religion in modern America. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Paul Froehlich
For someone who monitors the American religious and political scene close (as I do), not many of the findings here will be too surprising, but the book is highly readable, and the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. S. Lang
no mention of secular influence....what about the Unitarians and secular humanism and other non tradional groups...you seem to only be interested in big money institutions .. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cynthia Burnett
Liked general content. Not sure what to say. My wife spent the most time reading it. Would generally recommendended it.Published 9 months ago by David P. Miller
After Bowling Alone, I was hooked on Putnam's writing...a Harvard professor who writes accessible studies that illuminate real life. Who knew? Read morePublished 10 months ago by jackielit
Wow - this is a big book. Way too much detailed information for leisure reading. Much better as a text book for a college course.Published 10 months ago by M. Davis