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By Don S. Browning, David A. Clairmont

Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in numerous methods. a few religions comply with those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or face up to them, and a few paintings to remodel the fashionable societies they inhabit.

In this precise choice of serious essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American suggestion discover the stress among modernization and the relatives, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the United States. participants study how numerous trust structures have faced altering attitudes in regards to the that means and goal of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. in addition they speak about how relations legislation in the US is starting to recognize yes spiritual traditions and the way comparative non secular ethics can clarify and overview various relations customs.

Studies in regards to the effect of spiritual notion and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or very important. fresh worldwide occasions can't be absolutely understood with out comprehending how trust platforms functionality and the numerous methods they are often hired to the ease and detriment of societies. Responding to this severe desire, American Religions and the Family provides a entire portrait of spiritual cultures in the US and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.

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Wm. B. : Westminster John Knox Press, 1997), and his Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002); and Lisa Sowle Cahill, Family: A Christian Social Perspective (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000). cha pt e r 2 Immigrant American Religions and the Family: New Diversity and Conservatism paul d. numrich The United States is once again a land of immigrants. The twentieth century’s final decade surpassed its first, the historical high, in total legal admissions to the country.

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Stephen Warner, “Immigration and Religious Communities in the United States,” in R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. , Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 4. 7. Tom W. Smith, “Estimating the Muslim Population in the United States,” report for the American Jewish Committee, New York, 2001; Tom W. Smith, “Religious Diversity in America: The Emergence of Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Others,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41, no.

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