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Religion in Western Society (Sociology for a Changing World)

by Stephen J. Hunt

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion: general,
  • Religious groups,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Religion,
  • Civilization,
  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Religion / Theology,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Developed countries,
  • Religion and sociology,
  • Western countries

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9600315M
    ISBN 100333945913
    ISBN 109780333945919

    Religion Euclid Ave Congregational Church s. The history of religion in Cleveland and the Western Reserve is documented through almost manuscript and photograph collections from churches and religious organizations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.   The emergence of the idea of Western or Judeo-Christian values, is thus itself an historical event, one that represents a particular way of thinking about a .

    An interesting and comprehensive guide to Religion, Culture and Society, this is a useful book for those studying Religious Education. There are helpful points to ponder, next steps and further explorations at the end of each chapter, allowing the reader the opportunity to extend their knowledge of a specific area. Especially in the eighteenth century numerous religious sects emphasized personal religious experience over assent to rational doctrinal propositions, but these pietists, as they were known, lived in isolated communities whose physical separation from the rest of Western society betrayed their lack of intellectual acceptance in general.

      The cultural distance between the West and Islam is narrower than Westerners think. Muslim societies are more humane than portrayed in the West, while Western societies often fail to live up to their liberal mythology. Islam has protected other religions and avoided fascism, racism, and genocide. Citizens of Muslim countries may be more vulnerable to their Cited by: The Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York was established at Ithaca College in July The chief purpose of the Study Center was to collect primary sources documenting religious life in the first half of the nineteenth century in central and western New York State.


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