The spiritual journey . . . to religion

“Is religion making a comeback?” © 2011 Religion News Service. Used with permission. January 20, 2011

Since the 1960s my work has involved understanding faith and culture and interpreting each for the other. . . .

I’ve always been—and remain—fascinated with America’s spiritual quest, which today is often unlinked from organized religion. There’s a vibrant ongoing conversation about “ideas that matter” and belief within pop culture, movies, books, theater, and music. 

Much of the energy surrounds “spirituality,” however you define the term, rather than “religion.” So I surprised even myself the other day when I had to stop and ask whether it’s actually religion, and not spirituality, that’s on the upswing.

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