Happy New Year on the Feast of the Virgin Mary. If you are looking about for an intriguing religious read over the weekend, may I suggest Kenneth Woodward's 2016 release about religious life in the U.S. over the past half century, Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama. Woodward was the religion editor of Newsweek Magazine for many decades. I am using portions of this work for our Morality Monday series, as Woodward has excellent insights on the Catholic Church (he is Catholic), but his scope is the entire sweep of religion in American culture and politics. If you missed the Catholic turmoil of the 1960's, here is a chance to catch up, in context of hindsight. This work is available on Kindle, among other media.
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