I'm still trying to wrap my head around Ross Douthat's argument that institutional decline is "heresy." Some of what I hear him saying seems reasonable, but then he follows that up with non sequiturs. I suppose I should just read his book, but I have the feeling it would be like arguing with an overconfident and ill-informed undergraduate.
Religious historians have been tearing his presentation of the history of religion in America apart. I have little confidence in any of his book.ReplyDelete
Sociologists of religion have been tearing him apart, too, but I suspect that few of them have read the book. That said, from what I've heard him say in interviews like the one I link to above, I have little confidence as well.ReplyDelete