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Protestantism

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  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • Gabriel Vahanian dies at 85; key figure in 'God Is Dead' movement

    Gabriel Vahanian dies at 85; key figure in 'God Is Dead' movement
    Despite a provocative title, Gabriel Vahanian's book "The Death of God" caused no public stir when it was published in 1961. By the middle of the decade, however, a massive upheaval was underway in American society and Vahanian, a little-known Syracuse...
  • Kuang-hsun Ting dies at 97; bishop led Protestant church in China

    Bishop Kuang-hsun Ting, who was one of the most influential Christian figures in China as the longtime leader of the country's government-sanctioned Protestant church, has died. He was 97. Ting died Nov. 22 at his home in Nanjing, according to...
  • Protestants lose majority in U.S. for first time; unaffiliated up

     
    Protestants, who have played a central role in the nation’s founding and development, no longer make up a majority of Americans for the first time in history, according to a new study released Tuesday....
  • Protestants no longer majority in U.S., study finds

     
    A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that Protestants now make up 48% of Americans, compared with nearly two-thirds in the 1970s. The decline, concentrated among white members of both mainline and evangelical denominations,......
  • Protestants lose their majority status in religion survey

     
    Protestants, whose ideals of hard work, individualism and democratic governance have fundamentally shaped the national character, no longer make up a majority of Americans for the first time in history, according to a new study released Tuesday....
  • L.A. Now Live: A daily conversation with The Times newsroom

     
    For the first time, Protestants no longer make up a majority of Americans, according to a new study out this week. The study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that Protestants now make up 48% of......
  • Americans believe U.S. is more religiously diverse than it really is

     
    A new study finds the typical American believes the United States is far more religiously diverse than it actually is. The typical American adult pegs religious affiliation in the U.S. as follows:  24% Catholic, 20% Protestant, 19% unaffiliated, 9%...
  • Pew study finds broad support for gay marriage among Democrats

     
    Reports that the Democratic Party may add support for gay marriage to its party platform are in keeping with a significant shift of opinion on this issue among Democrats nationwide. Just four years ago, in 2008, only half (50%) of Democrats favored...
  • Community food drive set to fill pantries’ gap when donations are low

     
    The Community Protestant Church in Mundelein is hosting a food drive to provide items to local pantries at a time when donations are normally low, …...
  • Irish 'Bard of Peace' Tommy Sands back in Bethlehem

     
    A conversation with Irish folk singer Tommy Sands reveals yet one more reason why he is known by many as the “Bard of Peace.” The man who has dedicated his life to the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland has a voice that, even in...