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Public religion in American culture

Wilson, John F.

Public religion in American culture

by Wilson, John F.

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity -- United States.,
  • United States -- Religion.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn F. Wilson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR515
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22252889M
    ISBN 100877221596

    to core beliefs and values relevant to governance and public life. Accordingly, we will focus our attention on the religious elements of American “political culture” or what is sometimes called American civil religion. Another section of the chapter explores culture and religion through an alternative framework. According to the Public Religion Research Institute, the religiously unaffiliated (including atheists and agnostics) account for just under a quarter of the population (%), tripling in size since the early s. 1 America is home to the ‘New Atheism ’ movement sparked by atheist writers (e.g. Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris).

    The Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar explores topics in religion and culture broadly and from interdisciplinary perspectives including social history, biography, cultural studies, visual and material culture, urban studies, and the history of ideas. We are interested in how religious belief has affected society, rather than creedal- or theological-focused studies. *Reading Religion: A vast and ever-growing collection of book reviews, published by the American Academy of Religion. REL Blogs: A network of blogs (including Studying Religion in Culture and Culture on the Edge) hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama designed to take the faculty’s work to a larger audience.

    Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent's Triumph of Religion at the Boston Public Library Princeton University Press, Best First Book in the History of Religions: Robert Baum, Iowa State University Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia Oxford University Press, Religion and American Culture challenges the religion's traditional emphasis on older European, American, male, middle-class, Protestant, northeastern narratives concerned primarily with churches and theology. Breaking through the field with multicultural tales of Native American, African Americans and other groups that cut across boundaries of gender, class, religion and .


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Public religion as an American problem --The shape of the national covenant --The religious language of American presidents --Ritualistic behavior of American public life --Religious meanings of the American community --Social institutions and.

This book provides a much welcomed viewpoint from outside our ongoing religious squabbles in American politics. Lacorne admirably avoids oversimplification while remaining eminently readable., Library Journal A fascinating and noteworthy study of American religion.

-- Eldon J. Eisenach, Journal of American HistoryCited by: 5. Public Religion in American Culture Hardcover – June 1, by John Frederick Wilson (Author) › Visit Amazon's John Frederick Wilson Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by:   According to conventional wisdom, organized religion has long been a powerful and conservative influence on American politics. Professor Mark Smith’s new book, Secular Faith: How Culture has Trumped Religion inAmerican Politics, develops a startlingly original and compelling alternative d of looking at whether religion leads people to favor.

About the Journal. Public Culture is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of cultural studies, published three times a year—in January, May, and September. It is sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU. A four-time CELJ award winner, Public Culture has been publishing field-defining ethnographies and analyses of the cultural politics of.

In The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion, Stephen L. Carterl2 suggests that "[t]he trouble with the attacks on the Republican Convention is that most of them were misdirected"; the causes, not the religion, "should have been the object of criticism.

"13 This position is a difficult one. Religion and American Culture is a biannual academic journal published by University of California Press on behalf of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture (Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis).The journal was established in and covers the nature, terms, and dynamics of religion in America, and the interplay between religion and Discipline: Religious studies.

Description: Religion and American Culture is devoted to promoting the ongoing scholarly discussion of the nature, terms, and dynamics of religion in America.

Embracing a diversity of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives, this semiannual publication explores the interplay between religion and other spheres of American culture. Melissa Borja is Assistant Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan, where she is a core faculty member in the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program.

She researches migration, religion, politics, pluralism, and race in the United States and the Pacific World, with special attention to how religious beliefs and practices have developed in the context of the. Robert P. Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).

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Religion and American Culture is devoted to promoting the ongoing scholarly discussion of the nature, terms, and dynamics of religion in America. Embracing a diversity of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives, this publication explores the interplay between religion and other spheres of American culture.

About the Book. Authentic Fakes explores the religious dimensions of American popular culture in unexpected places: baseball, the Human Genome Project, Coca-Cola, rock 'n' roll, the rhetoric of Ronald Reagan, the charisma of Jim Jones, Tupperware, and the free market, to name a ter travels through the cultural landscape and discovers the role that.

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He concludes that such a study "reveals the moving, protean, interactive reality that gives religious cultures their dynamism and reality"--precisely, he says, what "twentieth century.

From Thomas Jefferson's cut-up Bible to the country's first printed hymnal, the Smithsonian's Religion in Early America exhibit wants to engage Americans with the role of religion in its first days. Despite the centrality of separation of church and state in American government, religion has played an important role in the nation’s politics from colonial times through the present day.

This essential anthology provides a fascinating history of religion in American politics and public life through a wide range of primary documents. Religion Goes Public. include the National Book Award-winner Righteous Empire and the three-volume Modern American Religion.

About this report. This analysis, updated on Oct. 3,was originally published in as part of a larger series that explored different aspects of the complex and fluid relationship between government and religion.

This report includes sections on school prayer, the pledge of allegiance, religion in school curricula, and the religious liberty rights of students and.

The Naked Public Square is a book written by then-Lutheran pastor Richard John Neuhaus about the relationship between religion, culture, and politics in the context of s American secularism. The book raises the complaint about the way strict separationists read the First Amendment is that it leaves the public square "naked", by which it is meant that the public.

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His book reads like a modern Tocqueville, and it is highly recommended! Gaston EspinosaPages:   ‎The audio feed of American Academy of Religion (AAR), the world's largest scholarly and professional association of academics, teachers, and research scholars dedicated to furthering knowledge of religions and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations.

Featuring interviews with aw /5(5).In a New York Times op-ed published before the election, Jones uses insights from The End of White Christian America to illuminate questions about the role of evangelicals during the presidential race and their unprecedented support for Republican nominee, Donald Trump: “The anger, anxiety and insecurity many contemporary white evangelicals feel are better .