The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Social Science - 178 pages
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Develops a theoretical framework for understanding the popularity of religion in its particular social contexts. The author provides analyses of examples of "religious renaissance," such as the relation of the Catholic Church to Poland's Solidarity Movement, and the counterculture and Protestant theology. He appraises the appeal of the Christian Right in contemporary American culture and the relationship between the Political Right and the Christian Right. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  

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Contents

Chapter One Catholicism and the Solidarity Movement
27
Chapter Two Catholicism and the Liberation Movement
47
Chapter Three What Is the Counterculture?
71
Chapter Four Christian Accommodation of
83
Chapter Five The Popularity of the Christian Right
105
Conclusion The Resilience of Christianity in
135
Notes
151
Index
175
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Joseph B. Tamney is Professor of Sociology at Ball State University. He is the author of Religious Switching: A Study of Religious Mobility in Singapore, and coeditor of The Political Role of Religion in the U. S.

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