Nota Bene

The Marriages of Interfaith America

Gustav Niebuhr reviews Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book on interfaith marriages in the United States.  He notes that the American settlement hasn’t led as quickly or inevitably to religious indifferentism as many from the very beginning have worried it would.  What has developed, at least in the great American cities,  is not uniform indifferentism but something perhaps more like the world of Late Antiquity or early medieval Central Asia. Schaefer Riley reports the description one woman interviewed in the book gives of her children:

“one identifies as Catholic, one as Jewish, and one she describes as a ‘philosophy major.’ ”

By Peter Escalante

Peter Escalante is a founder and editor of The Calvinist International. He holds a MA in Philosophy.