Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities

http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Faith-Consequences-Americans-Identities/dp/0814741274/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406851251&sr=8-1&keywords=sherkat

 

At long last, Changing Faith is out. If you want to know what has been going on in American religion in the last four decades, I think this is the place to look. It also examines how religious factors figure into sexuality, family, and politics. What is unique about my work is that I take ethnicity seriously, and examine American religion not simply through the lens of church going white Christians, but across varied ethnicities Western and Eastern European, African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American. It’s not really a statement book, because I don’t really think of scholarship in this field  as driven by statements. Instead, it is a work of religious demography, and I think that demography is the primary field for understanding the dynamics of religion across all societies. I tip my hat to Jim Kluegel, Mike Hout, and all those who have toiled examining empirical reality, without criticizing it.

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One Response to “Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities”

  1. thinking about religions Says:

    Hello sir,
    Thank you for your nice posting.It is very interesting and informative site.I take ethnicity seriously, and examine American religion not simply through the lens of church going white Christians, but across varied ethnicities Western and Eastern European, African American.
    Thanks……

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