Mapping Ararat: A Digital Project in the Study of Religion https://t.co/j9sHR28Aex Religion in American History:
Fertility, Faith and Islam https://t.co/2RgDJqis47 Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench
new book: The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry... - Byron Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, et. al. https://t.co/UenU5dAr6B
Polls show evangelicals support Trump. But the term ‘evangelical’ has become meaningless. - Thomas Kidd, Wash. Post https://t.co/oUfcTKgiQv
Remembering Our Hope - Baylor provost L. Gregory Jones https://t.co/wg0kIynVZ0
Philip Jenkins addresses mid council leaders at Presbyterian General Assembly @presoutlook https://t.co/eCcSOtxkCr
Baylor Professor and Students Help Uncover Mosaics in Ancient Synagogue in Israel https://t.co/QBH2ZTpK6y
China's Christian Future, by Yu Jie | First Things https://t.co/tDvNDJWXC6
Seeking God, and redemption, in a Texas prison seminary @latimes https://t.co/0fD11wlKIo
Trump Syllabus - The Chronicle of Higher Education https://t.co/UMnIbVXILJ with input from Philip Jenkins

The End of Religion? – Symposium

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary
Baylor University
8:30 am to noon

In recent years, religion’s decline and imminent fall has been a source of intense interest to media and academics alike. Repeated surveys have been cited as showing the decline of American faith, the growth of atheism, and of the number of people admitting to no religion – the famous “Nones” – so that once famously religious America seems set to secularize on the lines of Godless Europe.

The problem is that schema is so multiply flawed as to be close to worthless. To say this is not to reject the methodology or conclusions of any one particular survey or projection, but rather to challenge the working assumptions of all of them. We can cite problems of definition and language; inaccurate understandings of history and historical change; and a stubborn unwillingness to observe and understand the many signs pointing to the resilient growth of religion around the world, and specifically in North America. Whichever approach we use – statistical, historical, comparative, sociological – the secularization narrative falls apart.

A gulf separates what can reliably and responsibly be said about future projections of religion, and the interpretations offered. Our goal in this event is to provide an essential corrective to the Secularization Myth, and to offer ways of understanding and debunking future claims as they arise.

A Godless World?  Signs of a Global Religious Revival-   Rodney Stark

GODLESS EUROPE? –  Philip Jenkins

“Godless Lives?:  Does Religion Matter for Our Well-Being?”  – Jeff Levin

The Myth of American Piety ? – Byron R. Johnson

 Toward a Godless America? – J. Gordon Melton