Grant Wacker lecture at #Baylor tomorrow "Billy Graham and American Political Culture" https://t.co/3hKH3SWDFI
The Religious Revolution of the 1970s: The Case of Israel https://t.co/LRtrF6qV5H Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench blog
check out information here on @BU_GradSchool programs https://t.co/y8gBQ9el7m
Featured speakers and panels for @BaylorIFL "Higher Learning" conference Oct. 27-29 https://t.co/bEtJvM4G9X
Bradley Wright ISR lecture "Studying Spirituality as Both a Trait and a State" https://t.co/eBzNSykvfu
From damage to discovery via virtual unwrapping: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi | Science Advances https://t.co/aiVKWE1FMY
The 1970s and the Revenge of God https://t.co/tGjnxBKJdQ Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench blog
Technology reveals contents of ancient burned scroll: earliest-known example of biblical text in standardized form. https://t.co/T8a2NK0gpI
Terrorism With the Religion Taken Out | Philip Jenkins, The American Conservative https://t.co/2e66PrUHAI
Burning Witches in Medieval Europe? https://t.co/cuWTYNuqe1 @bethallisonbarr at the @anxious_bench

End of Religion? Conference, Washington, DC

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November 10, 2015
9:00 am – 11:00 am
National Press Club, Washington, DC

This event is hosted by Baylor in Washington

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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 AMERICAN FOUNDING?” – Thomas S. Kidd

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

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