Christianity After Religion

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Publish Date
March 05, 2013
5.43 X 8.2 X 0.66 inches | 0.48 pounds
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About the Author

Diana Butler Bass is the author of eight books on American religion, including Christianity After Religion, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and A People's History of Christianity. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Duke University, has taught at the college and graduate level, and is currently an independent scholar. She was a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and blogs for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post on issues of religion, spirituality, and culture. Bass is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges and universities, and churches across North America. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her website is and she can be followed on Twitter at @dianabutlerbass.


"Bass has done it again! She's spot on-prophetic, compelling, and most importantly, hopeful."--Rob Bell, author of Love Wins
"Bass explains how experience, connection, and service are replacing theology as keys to the next Great Awakening. It's a fascinating story."--Bill McKibben, author of Earth and founder of
"Diana reminds us here that, before every great awakening, folks say it is impossible... and after every great awakening, folks say it was inevitable."--Shane Claiborne, author and activist
"Bass ably analyzes the struggle for awareness and change that defines spiritual awakening."--Publishers Weekly Religion Bookline (starred review)
"Refreshing, evocative, well informed and original."--Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith
"Interesting, insightful, impressive and important."--Marcus Borg, author of Speaking Christian
"Join Bass in rebuilding religion from the bottom up!"--Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Falling Upward
"It is one blockbuster of an analysis that is also a delight to read."--Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
"Of Bass's many excellent books, this is the most substantive, provocative, and inspiring yet. . . . it leads to a powerful finale of sage guidance for the future."--Brian D. McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity
" important and life-giving book, written by ... one of our finest religious writers."--Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak