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Contemporary Religious Changes in the U.S.: Responses to the Fracturing of Religious Life

Department of Religious Studies, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA 16546, USA
Religions 2019, 10(5), 295; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10050295
Received: 18 March 2019 / Revised: 19 April 2019 / Accepted: 23 April 2019 / Published: 28 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion and Transformation in Contemporary World)
The purpose of this essay is to explore the changing religious landscape of the United States in relation to social and political changes and how scholars of religion ought to respond to those changes. These changes are being evaluated through recent developments in theological narratives of the last 15 years in light of the data provided by the Pew Forum’s Religious Landscape Survey from 2007 and 2014. Special attention is paid to the impact of the 2016 election on social and political narratives and their impact on religious life and religious narratives. The essay argues that scholars of religion have an important voice in this changing landscape to provide tools for building community in diversity and challenging narratives of exclusion that seek to dominate the religious landscape of the United States. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious landscape; immigration; United States; Narrative Theology religious landscape; immigration; United States; Narrative Theology
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Ehret, V.M. Contemporary Religious Changes in the U.S.: Responses to the Fracturing of Religious Life. Religions 2019, 10, 295. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10050295

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Ehret VM. Contemporary Religious Changes in the U.S.: Responses to the Fracturing of Religious Life. Religions. 2019; 10(5):295. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10050295

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Ehret, Verna M. 2019. "Contemporary Religious Changes in the U.S.: Responses to the Fracturing of Religious Life" Religions 10, no. 5: 295. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10050295

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