Pious Materialism: How Americans View Faith and Money

By Robert Wuthnow, August 29, 2013

Robert Wuthnow, Andlinger Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, wrote this article for The Christian Century a decade ago, but his observations and critique of the failure of American churches and synagogues to address issues of faith and money in a substantive and effective way are just as timely today.Click here to access the article through your local library using EBSCO. (Photo: 401(K)2013, Creative Commons)

About the Author

Robert Wuthnow is Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Social Sciences and director of the Center for the Study of American Religion at Princeton University. He is author of over ten books, including, most recently, "After Heaven: Spirituality in America since the 1950s." Wuthnow was born in 1946 in a small Kansas town, son of a farmer, his father, and teacher, his mother. in his work and writing as a professor of sociology, Wuthnow investigates the relationship among religion, economics, politics, are, and ethical values.See Robert Wuthnow's website.

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  1. The link seems to be outdated. Any chance you could update it? Thanks!

  2. Hi Jessica. Thanks to alerting us to the problem. I can’t find another PDF source online, but one can use EBSCO through a local library to access the article. Here’s a link: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/9303020090/pious-materialism-how-americans-view-faith-money

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