bookjacketMistrust of the Church:  RT @warrenbird: Trend: growing dissatisfaction w/ US religious leaders says book by scholar Mark Chaves

“Mark Chaves … finds that American religious life has seen much continuity in recent decades, but also much change. He challenges the popular notion that religion is witnessing a resurgence in the United States–in fact, traditional belief and practice is either stable or declining. Chaves examines why the decline in liberal Protestant denominations has been accompanied by the spread of liberal Protestant attitudes about religious and social tolerance, how confidence in religious institutions has declined more than confidence in secular institutions, and a host of other crucial trends.”