White Protestant America -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Analyst of trends in religion, Robert P. Jones, of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has authored a new book with the provocative title of The End of White Christian America. I've not yet read the book, but had the opportunity to hear him speak at the 2015 Academy of Parish Clergy meeting, where he detailed some of the trends in American religion that I'm assuming are detailed in the book. This week historian of American religion and commentator on things religion, Martin Marty takes up an aspect of the book---that would be the state of white Protestant America. Marty quibbles a bit with the language, suggesting that we might talk about the end of white Protestantdom (like Christendom), but more focused on the decline of white Protestantism's hold on American society. I invite you to take up the conversation --- what is the future of predominantly white Protestantism in an increasingly diverse nation?