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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


Towards a Greater Presence of the Church

Patricia Londoño-Vega

in Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249534
eISBN:
9780191719318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the ecclesiastical structure, geography, and sociology of dioceses, churches, chapels, parishes, and clergy. It explains that ecclesiastical jurisdictions varied a great deal ... 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


A Woman for the West Mother Katharine Drexel

Anne M. Butler

in Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835654
eISBN:
9781469601618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837542_butler.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a biographic sketch of Mother Katharine Drexel, a woman from the cloister who shaped entire segments of Catholic education in the American South and the American West. It ... 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


Working with Faith Communities

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for working with faith communities. Some worker centers emerged directly from religious congregations or were formed by interfaith groups. For example, the Southside ... More


The Jeje Contribution to the Institutionalization of Candomblé in the Nineteenth Century

Luis Nicolau Parés

in The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610924
eISBN:
9781469612638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610924.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores how a network of religious congregations emerged in nineteenth-century Bahia and examines their social interactions. Until recently, the history of African religious practices ... More


Evangelical Megachurches and the Christianization of Civil Society: An Ethnographic Case Study

Omri Elisha

in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

With the increasing privatization and deregulation of welfare, religious congregations with sufficient wealth to support ambitious civic and philanthropic enterprises are poised to exert considerable ... More


The Culture of Connection: Practices and Principles

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

in Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190841041
eISBN:
9780190841072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841041.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter moves to Chicago to examine membership in Evangelical Charismatic congregations in the context of migration. Using examples from a particular Ghanaian Charismatic congregation in ... More


Liberty with All Its Risks

in Between Justice and Politics: The Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, 1898-1945

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753173
eISBN:
9780804767873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753173.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Ligue des droits de l'homme (League of the Rights of Man) leaned towards the Left for its commitment to civil liberties, which was evident in the Dreyfus affair that brought the League to its ... More


Introduction

Moses O. Biney

in From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786390
eISBN:
9780814789810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to illustrate the growing presence of African immigrants in the United States, the significance of religious congregations in their ... More


Surveying Your Community

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for surveying a community as the first step in starting a worker center. It considers the key questions around scope and focus that must be answered to help focus ... More


Introduction

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

in Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190841041
eISBN:
9780190841072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841041.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction to the book presents its central argument about religious membership as a basis of social trust. It explains the background of the research, particularly trends in immigration to the ... More


The Setting: Migration, Social Trust, and Religion

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

in Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190841041
eISBN:
9780190841072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841041.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the historical and conceptual background to the book’s argument. It starts with a history of Ghana, followed by an analysis of the trends that have led to high levels of ... More


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