Nancy Ammerman, professor of sociology at Boston University and leading scholar of modern American religion, will lead a discussion on Robert Putnam and David Campbell's recent book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.
American Grace is a innovative study of American religiosity, in all of its paradox and complexity. Campbell and Putnam outline three "seismic shocks" that have profoundly shaped American belief and behavior since the 1960s. The current climate of deep religious polarization has disenchanted those seeking a middle ground. Yet we also live in a time of increasing interfaith understanding, especially on the personal level. While the culture wars continue, American people from every religious tradition are learning to live together with surprising tolerance.
Bring your lunch and join us at the table.
Wednesday, March 14th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Join us for lunch at noon.
Program begins promptly at 12:15.