By Don S. Browning,David A. Clairmont
Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in numerous methods. a few religions comply with those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or face up to them, and a few paintings to remodel the fashionable societies they inhabit.
In this exact selection of severe essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American idea discover the strain among modernization and the relatives, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the United States. individuals learn how numerous trust platforms have faced altering attitudes concerning the that means and goal of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. additionally they talk about how relations legislations in the USA is commencing to recognize convinced non secular traditions and the way comparative spiritual ethics can clarify and assessment assorted kin customs.
Studies about the influence of non secular proposal and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or vital. contemporary international occasions can't be absolutely understood with no comprehending how trust structures functionality and the numerous methods they are often hired to the ease and detriment of societies. Responding to this serious want, American Religions and the Family offers a entire portrait of spiritual cultures in the United States and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.
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American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization and Democracy by Don S. Browning,David A. Clairmont