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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 6, 2021 – Hour 2

What does the national day of prayer look like in a nation that doesn’t pray? Jody Bottum joins us.


The Day of Prayer in a Prayerless America  

Today, America recognizes the National Day of Prayer. But what does a national day of prayer look like in a nation that has rejected the idea of an organized religion? And how does the decline in confessional Christianity correlate with the rise in identity politics? Jody Bottum takes a deep dive into the religious experience in 21st Century America.

Links for this segment

Post-Protestantism’s Anxious Age Revisited: A Conversation with Joseph Bottum

America amid Spiritual Anxiety: A Conversation with Joseph Bottum

America Without God

The Problem of Non-Theological Religion

The Spiritual Shape of Political Ideas

Wokeness: old religion in a new bottle

Joseph “Jody” Bottum is the author of An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America. He directs the Classics Institute at Dakota State University. Follow him on Twitter @josephbottum
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