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Religious Switching and Religious Change

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the influence of voluntary shifts in religious identifications on the dynamics of religious affiliation over time. Using data from the 1973–2012 General Social Survey, it ... More


Belonging and Believing

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how religious identifications structure religious beliefs and religious belonging. It first considers several important features of religious belief and belonging and how ... More


Faith, Family, and Fortune

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how religious identification influences fortune, family, and the management of sexuality. It first considers patterns of nonmarital sexual behavior by religious identification ... More


Religious Identification in America

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how religious affiliations in the United States changed from 1972 until 2012. It begins with an overview of changes in religious identification across four decades of the ... More


Religious Identification and Politics in the United States

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the influence of religious identification on a person's political commitment. It first considers how religious identities remain an important feature of American politics by ... More


Introduction: Making Sense of American Religion

Darren E. Sherkat

in Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the dynamics and consequences of changes in religious identification in the United States since the early 1970s. Drawing on empirical data from large-scale national studies, it ... More


Disaffiliation and Misaffiliation: Identifying Non-Religion in Public Life

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter is a case study of self-classification, looking at representations of the self as ‘atheist’, ‘non-religious’, and ‘secular’, and the work that these representations do. It points to ways ... More


Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities

Darren E. Sherkat

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741269
eISBN:
9780814741283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

More than anywhere else in the Western world, religious attachments in America are quite flexible, with over 40 percent of U.S. citizens shifting their religious identification at least once in their ... More


Catholics

Pearl M. Oliner

in Saving the Forsaken: Religious Culture and the Rescue of Jews in Nazi Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100631
eISBN:
9780300130409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100631.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the altruistic behavior of Catholic rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe. It compares the Catholic rescuers with their Protestant counterparts and the results reveal that Catholics ... More


The Postmodern Gospel According to Dan

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explains that beneath the anti-Catholic veneer of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code lies a deeper attack on Protestantism. The Da Vinci Code is a bad novel, but its outsized influence on ... More


Reflections on the Concept of Religion

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is no definition of religion that is universally valid and generally accepted in religious studies. Increasing numbers of scholars of religion see the attempt to define religion as doomed to ... More


Measuring the Size and Characteristics of American Jewry: A New Paradigm to Understand an Ancient People

Leonard Saxe, Elizabeth Tighe, and Matthew Boxer

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the methodology with regard to counting and assessing the characteristics of U.S. Jewry. It highlights the increasing cost of estimating the size and characteristics of the ... More


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