- How Religion Divides and Unites Us
- Narrated by: Dan John Miller
- Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-08-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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By Daniel on 10-08-12
This book included some very interesting views concerning religion in America. I like how the authors present a large amount of data quite free of bias concerning one particular viewpoint. The authors are also careful to point out periodically that their correlational data does not prove causality. They tended to present data that would allow the reader to theorize. I also enjoyed how the authors triangulated their data with other sources as well as historical information.
On the other hand, I can see how some people might be turned off by the large amount of statistical data that is presented. It is probably more difficult to understand on an audiobook, if you do not generally carry around the list of figures when listening to it.
Overall, I think this book has very important information for creating understanding in a time when religion can become the source of cultural wars and division. I would also recommend reading Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind" for a more psychological analysis on these problem!
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By Wren on 04-18-11
Interesting but heavy on statistics.
I get that the authors are researchers and it definitely has many statistical moments to slough through, however (a word used often by the authors), there are some nice stories to help with their research. Since it's the first book really of it's kind - good first attempt. Look forward to the follow-on trending and changes.