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The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Society

William H. Swatos, James K. Wellman - Religion - 1999 - 237 pages
Examines the changing tone and form of the public voice of religion, its function in American society, and its relationship to the private world of religion.
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New Spirituality, Self, and Belonging: How New Agers and Neo-Pagans Talk ...

Jon P. Bloch - Religion - 1998 - 136 pages
Through in-depth interviews with 22 New Agers and Neo-Pagans, this study proposes a new model of religious identity from a sociological standpoint. The analysis demonstrates ...
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Introduction to the Sociology of Missions

Robert L. Montgomery - Religion - 1999 - 183 pages
Defines the sociology of missions as a discrete subdiscipline within the sociology of religion.
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Religion Vs. Television: Competitors in Cultural Context

Jay Newman - Philosophy - 1996 - 155 pages
Newman, a noted scholar in the field of philosophy of religion, theology, and mass communications theory, examines a cultural phenomenon of far-reaching importance--the rivalry ...
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The Continuing Challenge of AIDS: Clergy Responses to Patients, Friends, and ...

Robert E. Beckley, Jerome R. Koch - Health & Fitness - 2002 - 232 pages
Based on a 12-year study, this book examines the clerical response to the AIDS crisis.
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The Politics of Religious Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the ...

David G. Bromley - Religion - 1998 - 244 pages
The controversy surrounding new religions has brought to the forefront the role of apostates. This volume examines the motivations of apostates, how they are recruited and play ...
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Religion and Social System of the Vīraśaiva Community

Danesh A. Chekki - History - 1997 - 148 pages
A meticulous description and insightful analysis of the distinguishing features and ethos of the Virasaiva religious community and its culture within the context of India and ...
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Rewriting the Self: Psychotherapy and Midrash

Psychology - 2004 - 221 pages
While the term midrash--from the Hebrew darash, searched or interpreted--can refer to both legal and extralegal scriptural exegesis, it most commonly refers to symbolic legends ...
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The Rapture of Politics: The Christian Right As the United States Approaches ...

Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, William H. Swatos, Jr. - Religion - 150 pages
Theologically conservative Protestants have entered the political arena with an agenda that is at once political and religious. Assessing the current impact of this New ...
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The Universe of Experience: A Worldview Beyond Science and Religion

Lancelot Law Whyte - Social Science - 1975 - 134 pages
"In this volume, Whyte addresses the problems of despair and fanatical religious or political reactions that arise from despair."-back cover.
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