An Anxious Age
The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America
By Joseph Bottum
320 pages, $25 (hardcover)
Image Books, 2014
To order: imagecatholicbooks.com
Joseph Bottum, the former editor of First Things magazine and a top-flight observer of the American religious scene, has written an intriguing book entitled An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America.
This book is not an easy read, but worth the trouble in order to understand the collapse of America as a largely Protestant country with a Catholic minority. In its place, we see a nation that seems to be following the once largely Christian Europe into what one can call practical atheism, i.e.,...READ MORE