EPISODE #53 – Slippery Secularism: Is America Losing Its Religion?

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EPISODE #53 – Slippery Secularism: Is America Losing Its Religion?
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Rick Phillips, Ph. D.

An expert in the sociology of religion, Rick Phillips joins us on this episode to talk about the formation of religious identity, its place in politics, and the state of the Mormon church—sorry, I mean the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We discuss what’s in a name change, what it means to be religious in America today, and whether Americans are in fact becoming less religious. A former Mormon himself, Dr. Phillips began his career in Utah by studying a community and culture that was very familiar to him. Today his work often continues to focus on Mormons across the country, shedding light on the nature of social belief and denominational fluctuation in a variety of communities. Listen in for a discussion on faith, politics, and the sociology of religion.

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