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Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Life at the beginning of the 21st century is something the social theory of the last century would have found hard to explain. Science, capitalism, and politics are pervasive and powerful in the ... More


Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Douglas V. Porpora

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is at once both a work of sociology and a work of ethical and religious philosophy. As a work of sociology, it contributes to the ongoing debate over secularization by documenting an ... More


 The Sixties: Secularization and the Prophesies of Freedom

Slavica Jakelić

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that during the 1960s there was an increasing affinity between the notion that de‐institutionalized religion is something good and the intellectual and social sensibilities of the ... More


Postsecular America: A New Context for Higher Education

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What is the current cultural context for American higher education? This essay defines the concepts of secularization, secularism, and the secular, and provides a brief history of their role in ... More


The Religious Convictions of College and University Professors

Neil Gross and Solon Simmons

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gross and Simmons explain the results of a survey of college and university professors related to religious behavior and beliefs. They discover that there are not as many atheists and agnostics in ... More


The Secular City in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates the rich variety of the secularization process, looking at four cities representing four distinctive regions. These cities include New Delhi, Rome, Prague, and Boston. They ... More


Conclusions

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into two sections. The first examines the wider lessons to be drawn from the study of millenarianism at Kensington Temple. The second section argues that although the Problem ... More


Value Orientations and Party Choice

Oddbjørn Knutsen and Staffan Kumlin

in The European Voter: A Comparative Study Of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199273218
eISBN:
9780191602962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273219.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The general hypothesis of the book is that the power of long-term factors to explain party choice has gradually become weaker. Since value orientations can be considered as long-term factors, one ... More


 From 11/9/1989 to 9/11/2001 and Beyond: The Return of Jeremiad and the Specter of Secularization

Joshua Yates

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines leading figures and institutions of the Religious Right in the United States and the distinctive narrative form its public and political activism has taken from the fall of the ... More


 Studying Everyday Religion: Challenges for the Future

Nancy T. Ammerman

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Having explored the dispatches from the field in the chapters of this book, it is apparent that there is no one summary measure of secularization or of religious strength. Existing traditions are by ... More


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