Contemporary American Religious Thought and Practice, Part 1 of 4

James English, Marjorie HyerMartin Marty, Harmon Smith and Mark Taylor address these questions: Does continuity or disjunction characterize the connections between religious thought and behavior in America today? What are the conditions of religious belief and practice, both orthodox and unconventional? Who defines American religious thought and practice?

At the time of this interview, English was a Jesuit priest at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Raleigh, N.C. Hyer was religion editor for the Washington Post. Marty, a trustee of the National Humanities Center, was professor of the history of modern Christianity at the University of Chicago and an editor of the Christian Century. Smith,  a Fellow at the Center (1982-83), was a professor at Duke Divinity School. Taylor, a Fellow at the Center (1982-83), was professor of religion at Williams College.

This edition of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.


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