Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Catholic, Evangelical, Unaffiliated

In 1955, sociologist Will Herberg wrote his now famous book Protestant, Catholic, Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology.  According to Martin Marty, Herberg's book "spoke precisely to the mid-century condition and speaks in still applicable ways to the American condition and, at its best, the human condition.  Herberg argued that "America is a three religion country"--Catholic, Protestant, and Jew.

Today, according to this study from the Public Religion Research Institute, we live in a country dominated by three types of religious people: Catholics, Evangelicals, and the unaffiliated.

It's time for a new book.  Who is going to write it?