The Civic Life of American Religion pdf epub fb2

The Civic Life of American Religion by Paul Lichterman, C. Brady Potts epub fb2 djvu

Author: Paul Lichterman, C. Brady Potts
Title: The Civic Life of American Religion
ISBN: 080475795X
ISBN13: 978-0804757959
Other Formats: lrf lit lrf docx
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (October 8, 2008)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1420 kb
Size FB2 version: 1265 kb
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies

Religious groups constitute a large part of America's voluntary sector, yet relatively few works have investigated them broadly. This collection of essays investigates the public roles of religious congregations and associations. With contributions by premier social scientists, the work gets to the bottom of how effective―or ineffective―religious groups are in offering social services, fostering community life, and creating discussion of social issues such as homosexuality and welfare reform. Arguing that religious groups experience many of the same constraints and opportunities as nonreligious associations, the book's new assessment of religious groups' public roles goes beyond pessimists' fears that these groups promote culture wars, as well as optimists' expectations that religious groups are always good for society. Touching on themes as old as the American republic, this work brings into focus an urgent, current discussion that will be of great interest to students of religion and society, public religion, civil society, or religion and politics, as well as to religious leaders and policymakers.

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