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By Don S. Browning, David A. Clairmont

Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in numerous methods. a few religions agree to those demanding situations, if no longer capitulate to them; a few critique or face up to them, and a few paintings to rework the trendy societies they inhabit.

In this precise choice of serious essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American concept discover the strain among modernization and the relatives, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the US. participants learn how a number of trust platforms have faced altering attitudes concerning the that means and function of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. additionally they speak about how kinfolk legislations in the United States is commencing to recognize yes non secular traditions and the way comparative non secular ethics can clarify and review different kin customs.

Studies in regards to the influence of non secular concept and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or vital. fresh international occasions can't be totally understood with no comprehending how trust structures functionality and the various methods they are often hired to the convenience and detriment of societies. Responding to this serious want, American Religions and the Family offers a entire portrait of spiritual cultures in the USA and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.

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35. Williams, Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism, 226. 36. Mosque Study Project, “Mosque in America,” 31. 37. Paul D. , Marriage, Health, and the Professions: If Marriage Is Good for You, What Does This Mean for Law, Medicine, Ministry, Therapy, and Business? : William B. Eerdmans, 2002), 305–23. This normative clash is not unique to new immigrants. Comparable moral critiques of American individualism can be found in traditional Native American cultures (see chapter 5) and in indigenous conservative Protestantism (see the discussion in the last section of this chapter; on evangelical ambivalence in this regard, however, see chapter 4).

The contemporary conservative critique of American society and family found in immigrant circles is clearly being sustained by growing conservative religious trends around the globe. For instance, as the historian and religious studies scholar Philip Jenkins observes, the critical mass of worldwide Christianity has shifted from the liberal northern regions of Europe and North America to the more traditional southern regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. ”51 The majority of Christian immigrants to the United States today bring a conservative morality nurtured in the Global South and transmitted through transnational networks.

Catherine’s Catholic Church: One Church, Parallel Congregations,” in Ebaugh and Chafetz, Religion and the New Immigrants, 270. 35. Williams, Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism, 226. 36. Mosque Study Project, “Mosque in America,” 31. 37. Paul D. , Marriage, Health, and the Professions: If Marriage Is Good for You, What Does This Mean for Law, Medicine, Ministry, Therapy, and Business? : William B. Eerdmans, 2002), 305–23. This normative clash is not unique to new immigrants. Comparable moral critiques of American individualism can be found in traditional Native American cultures (see chapter 5) and in indigenous conservative Protestantism (see the discussion in the last section of this chapter; on evangelical ambivalence in this regard, however, see chapter 4).

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