Reorganized religion : the reshaping of the American church and why it matters

Title Reorganized religion : the reshaping of the American church and why it matters
Names Smietana, Bob.
Book Number DB115357
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "The United States is in the middle of an unprecedented spiritual, technological, demographic, political and social transformation-moving from an older, mostly white, mostly Protestant, religion-friendly society to a younger diverse, multiethnic, pluralistic culture, where no one faith group will have the advantage. At the same time, millions of Americans are abandoning organized religion altogether in favor of disorganized disbelief. Reorganized Religion is an in-depth and critical look at why people are leaving American churches and what we lose as a society as it continues. But it also accepts the dismantling of what has come before and tries to help readers reinvent the path forward. This book looks at the future of organized religion in America and outlines the options facing churches and other faith groups. Will they retreat? Will they become irrelevant? Or will they find a new path forward? Written by veteran religion reporter Bob Smietana, Reorganized Religion is a journalistic look at the state of the American church and its future. It draws on polling data, interviews with experts, and reporting on how faith communities old and new are coping with the changing religious landscape, along with personal stories about how faith is lived in everyday life. It also profiles faith communities and leaders who are finding interesting ways to reimagine what church might look like in the future and discuss various ways we can reinvent this organization so it survives and thrives. The book also reflects the hope that perhaps people of faith can learn to become, if not friends with the larger culture, then at least better neighbors." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Miller, A. W.
Local Subject Ecclesiology - 262
General Non-Fiction - GNF
Religious Inspiration - RIN
Christian Interest - CHR
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
LC Subject Christianity - United States - Forecasting
Church renewal - United States
United States - Church history - 21st century
Informational works
Call Number 262.0017 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 2022 9781668605837
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