The Resilience of Conservative Religion: The Case of Popular, Conservative Protestant Congregations (BOK)

The Resilience of Conservative Religion: The Case of Popular, Conservative Protestant Congregations (BOK)

Joseph B. Tamney

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The resurgence and persistent appeal of conservative religion, not just in the United States, but around the world in the past few decades presents a great challenge to sociologists and to modernization theory. The recent growth and popularity of conservative churches contradicts the idea that late-modern societies - with their emphases on the individual, and separation of church and state, and the cultural fragmentation and secularization that they foster - have outgrown the need for such relics of the past as traditionalist religions. In this book Joseph Tamney offers an explanation for this apparent incongruity by looking at the case of growing, popular, conservative Protestant congregations in the United States. His findings represent a synthesis of ideas from supporters of secularization theory and from those who stress the competitive market of churches in America as a factor in church growth.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Joseph B. Tamney
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521803960
Antall sider 284 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 570 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Protestantism & Protestant Churches, Ethical issues & debates, Sociology: customs & traditions, Religious institutions & organizations