We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Perhaps the most prophetic book of the mid-20th C was CS Lewis's The Abolition of Man (Orwell's 1984 would be its main competition there), which covers much of the material in the professor's book. It is not a specifically Christian book, though alert readers will pick up some connections to historical Judaism and Christianity.
Religiosity remains high, and certainly Christianity is growing in what is called the 10/40 window, enough that its voices will be dominant in the church (with North America diminished and Europe invisible) in 50 years. Still, most of the religiosity is not Christian, so I would have a hard time characterising it as an awakening. Yet.
Assistant Village Idiot
The cause of all confusion and suffering is the mistaken idea that you are a separate character. Call it the MEstake or whatever, but in year one or two you got impressed and immersed with this body and have convinced yourself this is who you are. Thus, time and space... location, comes into play and you've been limited to an ever-tightening little box. Now "time" is ticking away and it's a scary situation in which you don't want to die. You believe in eternity but now you have to beg some "higher" being to give it to you. If you consider eternity... really contemplate it... it's the most useful tool in your kit... you would eventually realize that for eternity to transpire there can be no characters. No others. No other anything and certainly no separation. Self-realization requires honesty and dedication, but there's really no other activity for you to pursue in this life.