Asked about their religious beliefs, one-third of Americans describe themselves as being atheist, agnostic or "nothing in particular." Acclaimed author Diana Butler Bass, a scholar of American religion and culture, addressed this growing trend in the 2013 Capps Lecture in Christian Theology : "Leaving Church? Generation Next and the Future of Faith" on November 1 at 6 pm in The Dome Room of University of Virginia's Dome Room.
Bass's lecture explored the changing role of the church in the lives of "millennials," who often claim to be "spiritual, but not religious."
Bass is the author of eight books, including Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. Bass blogs for the Huffington Post and is a commentator for USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. She holds a PhD in religious studies from Duke University and has taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Macalaster College, Rhodes College and the Virginia Theological Seminary.
***Watch the video of Dr. Bass's Capps Lecture here.***
***Listen to the audio of Dr. Bass's workshop at the Bonhoeffer House here***
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