Making Sense of American Religion
This book explores the dynamics and consequences of changes in religious identification in the United States since the early 1970s. Drawing on empirical data from large-scale national studies, it analyzes Americans' religious identifications, shifts in religious beliefs and commitments, and participation in religious organizations. It also examines how religious affiliations changed from 1972 to 2012. As an introduction, the book considers the definition of religious commitments, paying special attention to religious traditions, religious denominations, identities and attachment, sect, and church. It also discusses the relationships between social status and religious affiliation, along with the differences between religious groups and classification schemes for religious denominations.
Keywords: religious identification, United States, religious beliefs, religious organizations, religious commitment, religious traditions, religious denominations, social status, religious affiliation, religious groups
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