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The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World
The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World
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Joseph B. Tamney - Author
SUNY series in Religion, Culture, and Society
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Hardcover - 178 pages
Release Date: January 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-0821-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0821-6

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Paperback - 178 pages
Release Date: November 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0822-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0822-3

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Summary

This book develops a theoretical framework for understanding the popularity of religion in its particular social contexts. The author provides analyses of examples of "religious renaissance," such as the relation of the Catholic Church to Poland's Solidarity Movement, and the counterculture and Protestant theology. He appraises the appeal of the Christian Right in contemporary American culture and the relationship between the Political Right and the Christian Right.

Joseph B. Tamney is Professor of Sociology at Ball State University. He is the author of Religious Switching: A Study of Religious Mobility in Singapore, and coeditor of The Political Role of Religion in the U. S.


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Table of Contents

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Preface

Introduction Modernization and the Resilience of Christianity

Part I Christianity and Socialism

Chapter One Catholicism and the Solidarity Movement in Poland

Chapter Two Catholicism and the Liberation Movement in Latin America

Part II Christianity and the Counterculture

Chapter Three What Is the Counterculture?

Chapter Four Christian Accommodation of the Counterculture

Chapter Five The Popularity of the Christian Right

Conclusion The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World

Notes

References

Index


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