Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy (Hardback)
  • American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy (Hardback)
zoom

American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£56.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 05/01/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Religions respond to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a variety of ways. Some religions conform to these challenges, if not capitulate to them; some critique or resist them, and some work to transform the modern societies they inhabit. In this unique collection of critical essays, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Native American thought explore the tension between modernization and the family, sexuality, and marriage traditions of major religions in America. Contributors examine how various belief systems have confronted changing attitudes regarding the meaning and purpose of sex, the definition of marriage, the responsibility of fathers, and the status of children. They also discuss how family law in America is beginning to acknowledge certain religious traditions and how comparative religious ethics can explain and evaluate diverse family customs. Studies concerning the impact of religious thought and behavior on American society have never been more timely or important. Recent global events cannot be fully understood without comprehending how belief systems function and the many ways they can be employed to the benefit and detriment of societies. Responding to this critical need, American Religions and the Family presents a comprehensive portrait of religious cultures in America and offers secular society a pathway for appreciating religious tradition.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231138000
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Hero's Journey
Added to basket
Theology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Enduring Utterance
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Goddesses
Added to basket
£21.99
Hardback
Fields of Blood
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Experience of God
Added to basket
A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary
Added to basket
God Is Not A Christian
Added to basket
Introduction to World Religions
Added to basket
The Wisdom of Maati
Added to basket
A Vanished World
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Religion in Britain
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.