Martin E. Marty

Martin E. Marty

is the Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity at the Divinity School at The University of Chicago. His biography, publications, and contact information can be found at www.memarty.com
BY Martin E. Marty
June 30, 2014

New research shows that charitable giving for religious organizations declined in the past few years. This trend, Martin Marty suggests, both reflects American’s dwindling interest in religious institutions and offers an opportunity for religious organizations to appeal to "the better angels of their nature."

BY Martin E. Marty
June 02, 2014

A new survey shows that Christians who take phone polls exaggerate their attendance more than those who take online polls. But, Martin Marty says, it's showing what we all have known for centuries.

BY Martin E. Marty
February 07, 2014

Can something positive appear on a popular TV comedy show? An analysis of the "edgy Catholic Sunday School teacher and TV host as a catechist who can teach other catechists much."

BY Martin E. Marty
January 08, 2014

Few expressions of religion are as public and inescapable as buildings. Some photos of the best of the best of this year's religious architecture from Faith & Form.

BY Martin E. Marty
July 11, 2013

Shifts in the U.S.' ethnic composition are portentous for religious institutions, communities, loyalties, and identities. The white majority, says Martin Marty, can kvetch or use it as an opportunity to reassess religious commitment.