Religion Without Faith

Glazer, Nathan
November 1955
New Republic;11/14/55, Vol. 133 Issue 20, p18
The article focuses on the book "Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religion Sociology," by Will Herberg. The religious revival is, from some points of views, a reality church membership is rising, vast sums of money, are spent on church building, there is a remarkable delicacy in all public references to religion and there is even a growing and respectable literature about, religion in the U.S. Yet it is hard to believe, after all that has happened in the past 500 years, that the author is about to see another great age of faith. With the cutting off mass immigration in 1924, however, conditions were set for the third generation to become numerically dominant and for its nostalgia to become an important element in American religious life.


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