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Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of American Religion

In 10 Colleen Carroll Campbell on 2011/07/30 at 7:03 AM

National Catholic Reporter
February 4, 2000
Book review: 
SPIRITUAL MARKETPLACE: BABY BOOMERS AND THE REMAKING OF AMERICAN RELIGION By Wade Clark Roof
Princeton University Press, 384 pages, $24.95
By Colleen Carroll

In his newest book, religious commentator Wade Clark Roof examines America’s religious landscape and details the ways Baby Boomers have changed it. He credits the post-World War II generation for everything from America’s growing tolerance of religious diversity to its growing distrust of external religious authority, and his take on those changes is overwhelmingly optimistic.

Roof, a sociologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara who traces his own religious beliefs to the unrest of the 1960s, argues against the stereotype of the self-centered Boomer and declares, “There is now greater spiritual maturity on the part of Boomer Americans.”

Read more: http://www.colleen-campbell.com./articles/020400NCR.htm

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