From the evangelical South to the 'unchurched' Pacific Northwest, regional religious differences have a dramatic impact on public life not only in the regions themselves but also in the United States as a whole. One Nation, Divisible shows how geographical religious diversity has shaped public culture in eight distinctive regions of the country and how regional differences influence the debate around critical national issues.The paperback edition features new material on regional religious differences in the 2008 election, the 2010 mid-terms, and during Barack Obama's presidency.
Mark Silk is professor of religion in public life at Trinity College and director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. Andrew Walsh is visiting assistant professor of history and religion at Trinity College and associate director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Religion by Region Chapter 3 The Middle Atlantic: Fount of Diversity Chapter 4 New England: Steady Habits, Changing Slowly Chapter 5 The South: In the Evangelical Mode Chapter 6 The Southern Crossroads: Showdown States Chapter 7 The Pacific: Fluid Identities Chapter 8 The Pacific Northwest: The "None" Zone Chapter 9 The Mountain West: Sacred Landscapes in Tension Chapter 10 The Midwest: The Common Denominator? Chapter 11 Retelling the National Story