Bobo Spirituality

David Brooks:

…you now see a great spiritual pastiche. You see a mixture of autonomy and community. You see younger Bobos especially becoming active in churches and synagogues, but they are not interested in having some external authority—pope, priest, or rabbi—tell them how to lead their lives. Militant secularism is no longer on the march. Now people return to religion, but often they are not content to have just one religion; they dabble in several simultaneously. Princeton sociologist Robert Wuthnow reports on a Methodist minister, who describes herself as a “Methodist Taoist Native American Quaker Russian Orthodox Buddhist Jew.”

Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (pp. 241-242)

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