• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Religious Diversity and Social Change: American Cities, 1890-1906 (Hardback)
  • Religious Diversity and Social Change: American Cities, 1890-1906 (Hardback)
zoom

Religious Diversity and Social Change: American Cities, 1890-1906 (Hardback)

(author)
£67.00
Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 29/01/1988
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Floods of immigration and rapid industrialization and urbanization in America at the turn of the century set in motion the transformation of many long-established institutions. This book examines specific ways in which cultural changes affected the structure of the religious establishment. Statistical models are applied to United States Census data from 1890 and 1906 on city and church populations, revealing connections between the growth of cities, the increase in literacy, and the formation of ethnic subcommunities that led to a new level of religious diversity. The author analyses evidence of growing competition among churches and of a level of individual commitment to congregations, demonstrating that the patterns of religious community established at the turn of the century provided the basis for the current denominational system. The author further analyses the relationship of religious diversity to urban secularization, as well as its role as a catalyst to sectarian conflict. In offering a quantitative assessment of issues central to the history of American religion, this book is a significant contribution to the study of religion in America.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521341455
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Beyond Good and Evil
Added to basket
Islam
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity
Added to basket
A History of Christianity
Added to basket
The Case for God
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Why I am not a Christian
Added to basket
The Moral Landscape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Pagan Britain
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Event
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Simone Weil: An Anthology
Added to basket
The End of Faith
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Conversations With God
Added to basket
An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding
Added to basket
A History Of God
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.