Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader  -     Edited By: Penny E. Becker, Robert Wuthnow
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Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader

Altamira Press / 1997 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Altamira Press
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 5.98 X 9.01 X 0.61 (inches)
ISBN: 0761991964
ISBN-13: 9780761991960

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No single narrative or theory can describe the varieties of religious experience in North America today. The tidy dichotomies of liberal/ conservative, public/private, local/global, and renewal/secularization make little sense once specific congregations are examined closely. To understand the shifting boundaries of contemporary religious expressions, new tools are needed. Contemporary American Religion collects qualitative, on-the-ground studies of local congregations by up-and-coming religious scholars. Ethnography combined with more traditional sociological methods, help make sense of complex religious communities from Messianic Jews to evangelical feminists, from Gospel Hour at a gay bar to exurban megachurches. This collection covers a wide span of the religious landscape, always trying to uncover new theoretical insights. Essential reading for classes in sociology of religion, contemporary American religion, and anthropology of religion.

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