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Conclusion

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that based on the religious trends documented in this book, no indicator of traditional religious belief or practice is going up. There is much continuity and some ... More


Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

More than thirty million Americans live in small, out-of-the-way places. Many of them could have joined the vast majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs. They could live closer to more ... More


Congregations

Mark Chaves

in American Religion: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146850
eISBN:
9781400839957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146850.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses six trends in congregational life: looser connections between congregations and denominations, more computer technology, more informal worship, older congregants, more ... More


Two American Churches: Partisanship without Politics

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter illustrates how “political” talk was considered unspiritual and inappropriate in the American congregations of Northtown Baptist and Lifeway Assembly of God. But even though both ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines why many Americans choose to live in small towns—and what it means to do so. Drawing on in-depth semistructured qualitative interviews with more than 700 people currently living in ... More


Habits of Faith: The Social Role of Small-Town Congregations

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the social role of religious congregations in small towns. Although religious participation is somewhat higher in small towns than in larger communities, the differences are ... More


Dying Young: Immigrant Congregations as Moral Communities

Robert Wuthnow

in American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176864
eISBN:
9781400888092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176864.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role that religion played—and how that role changed—as immigrants assimilated into American culture. Although the question has been examined many times and from many ... More


Raising the Faith: Family, Gender, and Religious Indifference

Benjamin W. Goossen

in Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174280
eISBN:
9781400885190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the formation of the Union of Mennonite Congregations in the German Empire. Despite hopes that all Mennonites would grasp the necessity of supporting a national association, ... More


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