The pluralism in the religion of America follows closely the pluralism of today's society, Talcott Parsons, professor of Sociology, said last night at an open meeting of the Social Relations Society.
Parsons explained that the differentiation of denominations can be attributed to occupational, community, political, and social differences. Still, he added, there is more common ground among religions than appears on the surface.
After tracing the beginnings and later splits of American faiths, Parsons said that he foresaw "no radically different change in religion in the near future." He claimed, "The great controversy of science versus religion has subsided and will continue to do so."