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By Don S. Browning, David A. Clairmont

ISBN-10: 0231138008

ISBN-13: 9780231138000

Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a number of methods. a few religions agree to those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or face up to them, and a few paintings to remodel the trendy societies they inhabit.

In this particular selection of severe essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American notion discover the strain among modernization and the kinfolk, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the US. members research how quite a few trust platforms have faced altering attitudes concerning the that means and function of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of youngsters. additionally they speak about how relations legislation in the USA is starting to recognize definite spiritual traditions and the way comparative non secular ethics can clarify and evaluation varied family members customs.

Studies about the effect of non secular inspiration and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or vital. contemporary worldwide occasions can't be totally understood with no comprehending how trust structures functionality and the numerous methods they are often hired to the convenience and detriment of societies. Responding to this serious desire, American Religions and the Family offers a complete portrait of non secular cultures in the United States and provides secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.

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Oscar Handlin, The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People (New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1951), 267. 44. Maldwyn Allen Jones, American Immigration (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960), 136. Also see Will Herberg, Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology (New York: Doubleday, 1956), 23, and H. Richard Niebuhr, The Social Sources of Denominationalism (New York: Living Age Books, 1957), 222–23. 45. : Greenwood, 1977), and Ronald Takaki, Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, updated and revised ed.

Not surprisingly, other things being equal, religious traditions that include some type of familism in their moral belief system tend to flourish, more so than traditions that do not stress Cultural Contradictions of Mainline Family Ideology 39 family values (Wilcox 2005). This helps to explain why so many religious rites and programs in religious traditions around the world focus on marriage, birth, and the moral formation of children. Accordingly, religious institutions have an institutional stake in strong families that often motivates them to resist the weakening of the family as an institution and to provide religious services to families.

3. S. Census Bureau, “Census Bureau Projects Doubling of Nation’s Population by 2100,” United States Department of Commerce News, 13 January 2000. 4. Paul D. Numrich, “Recent Immigrant Religions in a Restructuring Metropolis: New Religious Landscapes in Chicago,” Journal of Cultural Geography 17, no. 1 (1997): 55–76. 5. Diana L. Eck, A New Religious America: How a “Christian Country” Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation (San Francisco: Harper, 2001), 4. 6. R. Stephen Warner, “Immigration and Religious Communities in the United States,” in R.

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