Quotidian acts

What local churches are doing
Forty years ago, when my kind and I were still young enough to be licensed to write crabby books (they got reviewed as “prophetic”) about American religion, the focus often fell on the public face of congregations as reflected in newspapers. Books like The New Shape of American Religion, The Improper Opinion and The Religious Press in America aired our complaints about the trivia on which newswriters on “the religion page” were expected to report.


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