Producing the Sacred: An Essay on Public Religion

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University of Illinois Press, 1994 - Religion - 181 pages
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What is public religion? How does it manifest the sacred? Wuthnow states that cultural expressions, religious or otherwise, do not simply happen but are produced. He considers the major organizational forms that produce public religion, shows how they shape public religion's messages, and reveals the implicit and unintended ways in which the sacred is expressed in modern society.

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Prolific essayist and author Wuthnow (Rediscovering the Sacred, Eerdmans, 1992) is academically well suited to write this treatise. He seeks to gain insight into public religion by considering the ... Read full review

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