Self Help And Popular Religion In Modern American Culture

Author by : Roy M. Anker
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Description : The second of two volumes on the relationship between popular religion and the self-help tradition in American culture, this book continues chronologically and spans from Romanticism and the Gilded Age through Norman Vincent Peale and Robert Schuller.


Religion And The Culture Of Print In Modern America

Author by : Charles L. Cohen
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Publisher by : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Description : Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America explores how a variety of print media—religious tracts, newsletters, cartoons, pamphlets, self-help books, mass-market paperbacks, and editions of the Bible from the King James Version to contemporary “Bible-zines”—have shaped and been shaped by experiences of faith since the Civil War. Edited by Charles L. Cohen and Paul S. Boyer, whose comprehensive historical essays provide a broad overview to the topic, this book is the first on the history of religious print culture in modern America and a well-timed entry into the increasingly prominent contemporary debate over the role of religion in American public life.


Popular Religion In America

Author by : Erling Jorstad
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Description : Jorstad attributes the enormous growth of evangelicalism to its ability to blend with American popular culture. He argues that the evangelical movement was able to integrate populist, democratic traditions with a cultural inclusiveness, a mastery of modern technology, and a willingness to use mass media to spread its views. The first part of the book discusses the development of evangelical subculture between 1960 and 1990. The second part discusses the interplay between the evangelical movement and social values. The third section analyzes the relationship between evangelicalism and the media. Throughout the work, Jorstad closely and carefully analyzes the place of evangelicalism in modern American culture.


Modern American Popular Religion

Author by : Charles H. Lippy
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Description : A solid (and first) overview of the subject with more than 550 annotated entries important to understanding the dynamics of modern American religious life.


Religion In The Modern American West

Author by : Ferenc Morton Szasz
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Description : When Americans migrated west, they carried with them not only their hopes for better lives but their religious traditions as well. Yet the importance of religion in the forging of a western identity has seldom been examined. In this first historical overview of religion in the modern American West, Ferenc Szasz shows the important role that organized religion played in the shaping of the region from the late-nineteenth to late-twentieth century. He traces the major faiths over that time span, analyzes the distinctive response of western religious institutions to national events, and shows how western cities became homes to a variety of organized faiths that cast only faint shadows back east. While many historians have minimized the importance of religion for the region, Szasz maintains that it lies at the very heart of the western experience. From the 1890s to the 1920s, churches and synagogues created institutions such as schools and hospitals that shaped their local communities; during the Great Depression, the Latter-day Saints introduced their innovative social welfare system; and in later years, Pentecostal groups carried their traditions to the Pacific coast and Southern Baptists (among others) set out in earnest to evangelize the Far West. Beginning in the 1960s, the arrival of Asian faiths, the revitalization of evangelical Protestantism, the ferment of post-Vatican II Catholicism, the rediscovery of Native American spirituality, and the emergence of New Age sects combined to make western cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco among the most religiously pluralistic in the world. Examining the careers of key figures in western religion, from Rabbi William Friedman to Reverend Robert H. Schuller, Szasz balances specific and general trends to weave the story of religion into a wider social and cultural context. Religion in the Modern American West calls attention to an often overlooked facet of regional history and broadens our understanding of the American experience.


Religion And Popular Culture In America

Author by : Bruce David Forbes
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: “A solid introduction to the dialogue between the disciplines of cultural studies and religion…. A substantive foundation for subsequent exploration.”—Religious Studies Review “A splendid collection of lively essays by fourteen scholars dealing with religion and popular culture on the contemporary American scene.”—Choice


Popular Religion And Modernization In Latin America

Author by : Cristián Parker G.
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Description : "This landmark work constitutes a complete historical, sociological, and political view of religion as a cultural expression in Latin America. Parker shows how, beginning with the arrival of the conquistadors, religion has played a transcendent role in shaping the national cultures of the region, particularly its popular cultures, and continues to do so." "Parker argues that while capitalistic modernization and urbanization do lead to secularization, this process is not linear or progressive. Secularization in Latin America does not destroy its religious fabric but rather transforms it, accentuating its pluralistic character." "Christianity, and particularly Roman Catholicism, has influenced Latin American identity and culture most profoundly, but it has by no means been the sole influence, nor has Christianity itself remained unchanged in the process. As a product of history and capitalistic modernization, the trait of religion that emerges most clearly is that of cultural and religious pluralism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Religion In America

Author by : John Corrigan
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the sixteenth century through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European origins of American religious thought and the diversity of religion in America, to the relation of nationhood with religious practice and the importance of race, ethnicity, and gender in American religious history. Split into four parts this textbook covers: Religion in a Colonial Context, 1492-1789 The New Nation, 1789-1865 Years of Midpassage, 1865-1918 Modern America, 1918- Present This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include further discussion of colonialism, religious minorities, space and empire, religious freedom, emotion, popular religion, sexuality, the ascent of the "nones," Islamophobia, and the development of an American mission to the world. With a detailed timeline, illustrations and maps throughout, and an accompanying companion website Religion in America is the perfect introduction for students new to the study of this topic who wish to understand the key themes, places, and people who shaped the world as we know it today.


Religion In The Modern American West

Author by : Ferenc Morton Szasz
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Publisher by : University of Arizona Press
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Description : When Americans migrated west, they carried with them not only their hopes for better lives but their religious traditions as well. Yet the importance of religion in the forging of a western identity has seldom been examined. In this first historical overview of religion in the modern American West, Ferenc Szasz shows the important role that organized religion played in the shaping of the region from the late-nineteenth to late-twentieth century. He traces the major faiths over that time span, analyzes the distinctive response of western religious institutions to national events, and shows how western cities became homes to a variety of organized faiths that cast only faint shadows back east. While many historians have minimized the importance of religion for the region, Szasz maintains that it lies at the very heart of the western experience. From the 1890s to the 1920s, churches and synagogues created institutions such as schools and hospitals that shaped their local communities; during the Great Depression, the Latter-day Saints introduced their innovative social welfare system; and in later years, Pentecostal groups carried their traditions to the Pacific coast and Southern Baptists (among others) set out in earnest to evangelize the Far West. Beginning in the 1960s, the arrival of Asian faiths, the revitalization of evangelical Protestantism, the ferment of post-Vatican II Catholicism, the rediscovery of Native American spirituality, and the emergence of New Age sects combined to make western cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco among the most religiously pluralistic in the world. Examining the careers of key figures in western religion, from Rabbi William Friedman to Reverend Robert H. Schuller, Szasz balances specific and general trends to weave the story of religion into a wider social and cultural context. Religion in the Modern American West calls attention to an often overlooked facet of regional history and broadens our understanding of the American experience.


Arba In Depth

Author by : Martin Dillon
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Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : Unabridged reviews of reference books, CD-ROMs and Websites, selected from the American Reference Books Annual from 1997 to 2003.


Authentic Fakes

Author by : David Chidester
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "In this dazzling book, Chidester moves effortlessly and insightfully between the serious and solemn and the playful and humorous. The case studies are so very fresh and interesting, and he brings a wonderfully nuanced eye to the material."—Edward T. Linenthal, author of The Unfinished Bombing "Chidester's analysis of popular religion and culture is the most extensive and penetrating that exists."—Wade Clark Roof, author of Spiritual Marketplace "This book is impressively wide-ranging in the scope of its discussion, adding a global dimension for a vantage point that makes it quite unique."—Bruce Forbes, coeditor of Religion and Popular Culture in America


Introducing American Religion

Author by : Charles H. Lippy
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Description : Introducing American Religion provides a lively and concise overview of the historical development of religion in the USA. In four parts, Charles Lippy traces the history of American religion from Europe, Native American and African life, through to the age of independence, and on to the late twentieth century up to the present day. The narrative lays particular stress on the development of diversity and pluralism in American religious life. It explores the African American experience through slavery, Roman Catholic and Jewish immigration, political and economic factors, the impact of Latino culture, and the growth of Hinduism and Buddhism, as well as the concept of American civil religion. Introducing American Religion is ideal reading for students wishing to develop a broad understanding of American religious history. Illustrated throughout and featuring quotations from original sources, it includes text boxes, summary charts, study questions, a glossary and lists of further reading and weblinks to aid students with revision. The accompanying website for this book can be found at www/routledge.com/textbooks/9780415448598. Features of the website include a hyperlinked and annotated primary source bibliography (of primary sources named in the book and accompanying page numbers), a list of online audiovisual resources, test questions, a study skills section, PowerPoints on key chapters, additional images, tables and charts of statistics on American religion, links to online libraries and archives, a regularly updated blog.


Modern American Religion Volume 1

Author by : Martin E. Marty
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Martin E. Marty argues that religion in twentieth-century America was essentially shaped by its encounter with modernity. In this first volume, he records and explores the diverse ways in which American religion embraced, rejected, or cautiously accepted the modern world. "Marty writes with the highest standards of scholarship and with his customary stylistic grace. No series of books is likely to tell us as much about the religious condition of our own time as "Modern American Religion."—Robert L. Spaeth, Minneapolis Star Tribune "The wealth of material and depth of insight are beyond reproach. This book will clearly stand as an important meteorological guide to the storm front of modernity as it swept Americans into the twentieth century."—Belden C. Lane, Review of Religions "Whatever one thinks about Marty's theological or philosophical position as a historian, the charm of his friendly circumspective approach to American religious history is irresistible."—John E. Wilson, Theological Studies "Marty attempts to impose historical order on the divergent ways a century of Americans have themselves tried to find order in their worlds. . . . [He] meets the challenge deftly. . . . It is a book relevant to our time. . . . Engages the heart and mind jointly."—Andy Solomon, Houston Post


Religion Index Two

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That Old Time Religion In Modern America

Author by : Darryl G. Hart
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Publisher by : Ivan R Dee
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Description : In this cogent history, Hart unpacks evangelicalism's current reputation by tracing its development over the course of the 20th century. He shows how evangelicals entered the century as full partners in the Protestant denominations and agencies that molded American cultural and intellectual life.


Modern American Religion Volume 3

Author by : Martin E. Marty
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Vol. 1: The Irony of it all, 1893-1919; Vol. 2: The Noise of conflict, 1919-1941.


Religious And Spiritual Groups In Modern America

Author by : Robert Ellwood
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This text explores the major new or unconventional religions and spiritual movements in America that exist outside the Judeo-Christian tradition.


The Religious Left In Modern America

Author by : Leilah Danielson
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This edited collection of exciting new scholarship provides comprehensive coverage of the broad sweep of twentieth century religious activism on the American left. The volume covers a diversity of perspectives, including Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish history, and important essays on African-American, Latino, and women’s spirituality. Taken together, these essays offer a comparative and long-term perspective on religious groups and social movements often studied in isolation, and fully integrate faith-based action into the history of progressive social movements and politics in the modern United States. It becomes clear that throughout the twentieth century, religious faith has served as a powerful motivator and generator for activism, not just as on the right, where observers regularly link religion and politics, but on the left. This volume will appeal to historians of modern American politics, religion, and social movements, religious studies scholars, and contemporary activists.


American Catholic Studies

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Religious Culture In Modern Mexico

Author by : Martin Austin Nesvig
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence. They explore such themes as the relationship between church and state, the resurgence of religiosity and religious societies in the post-reform period, the religious values of the liberals of the 1850s, and the ways that popular expressions of religion often trumped formal and universal proscriptions. Focusing on individual stories and vignettes and on local elements of religion, the contributors show that despite efforts to secularize society, religion continues to be a strong component of Mexican culture. Portraying the complexity of religiosity in Mexico in the context of an increasingly secular state, this book will be invaluable for all those interested in Latin American history and religion. Contributions by: Silvia Marina Arrom, Adrian Bantjes, Alejandro Cortázar, Jason Dormady, Martin Austin Nesvig, Matthew D. O'Hara, Daniela Traffano, Paul J. Vanderwood, Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Pamela Voekel, and Edward Wright-Rios


Faith In America

Author by : Charles H. Lippy
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Addresses the current state of religion in the U.S. and examines the many ways it has changed and been transformed, as well as how those changes impact us personally and as a society


Modern American Culture

Author by : Mick Gidley
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Publisher by : Longman Publishing Group
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Description : Modern American Culture is a multi-contributor collection of essays which provides a clear, lively and concise introduction to the richness and diversity of American culture, especially, but not exclusively, during the twentieth century. 'Culture' is here conceived in broad terms, to include ideas, social institutions, environmental features, behavioural patterns and forms of expression. Organized thematically, the book can be divided into two parts. The initial chapters largely present historical, economic, political and geographical aspects of American culture from a variety of different perspectives and include treatment of such central themes as race, religion, immigration and region. The second half of the book is mainly concerned with generic issues such as the media, popular music, performance arts, painting, and poetry and poetics. Each chapter introduces the reader to the appropriate cultural critics and leads towards the fuller scale treatment of American cultural criticism itself which concludes the book. The increasing popularity of American Studies, both as a degree area in its own right and as a major component of such other degrees as English and History, means that this book will be warmly welcomed by undergraduate and postgraduate students. It will prove essential to students following American Studies courses, and provides useful contextualization for those taking Cultural and Media Studies. It will also appeal to the general reader with an interest in American culture.


Religion And American Cultures Tradition Diversity And Popular Expression 2nd Edition 4 Volumes

Author by : Gary Laderman
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Description : This four-volume work provides a detailed, multicultural survey of established as well as "new" American religions and investigates the fascinating interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture. • Comprises contributions from more than 100 top scholars covering a breadth of topics such as Día de los Muertos, Heathenry, Islam, Pentecostalism, roadside shrines, Sufism, Wicca, and Zen from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives • Provides thought-provoking insights into religion's interactions with cultural backdrops throughout America, including in education, entertainment, the Internet, the environment, politics, and at home • Contains photographs and illustrations depicting a wide range of religious figures and activities as well as significant religious sites in the United States • Supplies an entire volume of primary source documents illustrating the religious diversity in American culture, including Cecil B. DeMille's essay "The Screen as Religious Teacher" as well as more conventional materials on Christian Science, the New Age, and Buddhism


Jehovah S Witnesses

Author by : Jerry Bergman
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Description : A selectively annotated bibliography of the literature, in English and other languages, available on the Watchtower movement.


Christian Critics

Author by : Eugene McCarraher
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Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : While all supported movements for the rights of labor, racial minorities, and women, some endorsed the military-industrial order that established the professional-managerial class as a dominant national force, while others favored a decentralized political economy of worker self-management. At the same time, McCarraher recasts the debate about the "therapeutic ethic" by tracing a shift, not from religion to therapy, but from religious to secular conceptions of selfhood.


Chinese Religions In Contemporary Societies

Author by : James Miller
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Description : A comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese immigrants in present-day North America. * A collection of essays written by a diverse lineup of distinguished experts including James Miller, Tam Wai Lun, Ven. Jing Yin, Kim Sung-Hae, Alison Marshall, Tak-ling Terry Woo, David Palmer, Jonathan H. X. Lee, and Elijah Siegler * Photographs illustrating important aspects of Chinese religious practices * A bibliography for each chapter to facilitate further research * An index for fast access to key events, individuals, organizations, deities, religious terms and practices, and time periods


The Restructuring Of American Religion

Author by : Robert Wuthnow
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : A study of developments in modern American religion examines the interaction between religion and politics that has occurred in the years since World War II, the polarization of religious dogma, and the rise of special interest groups


Choice

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