The Buffet of American Spiritual Practices

I am continuing to read through Kathryn Lofton’s Consuming Religion, and came across this interesting description of contemporary American religious practices:

Buffet isn’t just a metaphor for American religion, it is its practice. Individuals pick and choose, cut and paste, select and deposit side orders into online shopping baskets which then become their individuated religious amalgam. Guided by personal concern and informed by the process of social formation, individuals make what they want from a world of texts and practices.

Kathryn Lofton, Consuming Religion, 84.

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