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The Resource Secularization and religious innovation in the north Atlantic world, edited by David Hempton and Hugh McLeod

Secularization and religious innovation in the north Atlantic world, edited by David Hempton and Hugh McLeod

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Secularization and religious innovation in the north Atlantic world
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Secularization and religious innovation in the north Atlantic world
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edited by David Hempton and Hugh McLeod
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eng
Summary
In the early twenty-first century it had become a cliche that there was a 'God Gap' between a more religious United States and a more secular Europe. The apparent religious differences between the United States and western Europe continue to be a focus of intense and sometimes bitter debate between three of the main schools in the sociology of religion. According to the influential 'Secularization Thesis', secularization has been an integral part of the processes of modernisation in the Western world since around 1800. For proponents of this thesis, the United States appears as an anomaly and they accordingly give considerable attention to explaining why it is different. For other sociologists, however, the apparently high level of religiosity in the USA provides a major argument in their attempts to refute the Thesis. Secularization and Religious Innovation in the Atlantic World provides a systematic comparison between the religious histories of the United States and western European countries from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, noting parallels as well as divergences, examining their causes and especially highlighting change over time. This is achieved by a series of themes which seem especially relevant to this agenda, and in each case the theme is considered by two scholars. The volume examines whether American Christians have been more innovative, and if so how far is this explains the apparent 'God Gap'. It goes beyond the simple American/European binary to ask what is 'American' or 'European' in the Christianity of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in what ways national or regional differences outweigh these commonalities.--
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Hempton, David
  • McLeod, Hugh
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  • Religions
  • Secularization
  • Secularization
  • United States
  • Europe
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Secularization and religious innovation in the north Atlantic world, edited by David Hempton and Hugh McLeod
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"This volume had its origin in an exploratory workshop at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in May 2013."--Page [v]
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
The established churches, church growth, and secularization in imperial Britain, c.1830-1930 / Stewart J. Brown -- Religious markets, capital markets, and church finances in industrializing America / Eric Baldwin -- Evangelicalism and secularization in Britain and America from the eighteenth century to the present / David Bebbington -- "There are no secular events" : popular media and the diverging paths of British and American evangelicalism / Heather D. Curtis -- On the volatile relationship of secularization and new religious movements : a Christian Science case / David Holland -- Mormons and materialism : struggling against the ideology of separation / Colleen McDannell -- Women's history and religious innovation / Ann Braude -- "Such a renewal" : Catholic al-male movements in modern Europe / Tine Van Osselaer -- Pentecostalism and popular culture in Britain and America from the early twentieth century to the 1970s / Randall Stephens -- Muscular Christianity : American and European / Hugh McLeod -- GI religion and post-war revival in the United States and Great Britain / Michael Snape -- "Billy Graham's cold war crusades " : re-Christianization, secularization, and the spiritual creation of the free world in the 1950s / Uta A. Balbier -- Is there an American exceptionalism? : American and German Catholics in comparison / Wilhelm Damberg -- How exceptional? : US Catholics since 1945 / Leslie Woodcock Tentler -- Gospels of growth : the American megachurch at home and abroad / Kip Richardson -- Religion, territory, and choice : contrasting configurations, 1970-2015 / Grace Davie -- "Religious America, secular Europe" : are they really so different? / Hugh McLeod -- Organizing concepts and "small differences" in the comparative secularization of Westen Europe and the United States / David Hempton
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ocn989047060
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 407 pages
Isbn
9780198798071
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989047060
Label
Secularization and religious innovation in the north Atlantic world, edited by David Hempton and Hugh McLeod
Publication
Note
"This volume had its origin in an exploratory workshop at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in May 2013."--Page [v]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The established churches, church growth, and secularization in imperial Britain, c.1830-1930 / Stewart J. Brown -- Religious markets, capital markets, and church finances in industrializing America / Eric Baldwin -- Evangelicalism and secularization in Britain and America from the eighteenth century to the present / David Bebbington -- "There are no secular events" : popular media and the diverging paths of British and American evangelicalism / Heather D. Curtis -- On the volatile relationship of secularization and new religious movements : a Christian Science case / David Holland -- Mormons and materialism : struggling against the ideology of separation / Colleen McDannell -- Women's history and religious innovation / Ann Braude -- "Such a renewal" : Catholic al-male movements in modern Europe / Tine Van Osselaer -- Pentecostalism and popular culture in Britain and America from the early twentieth century to the 1970s / Randall Stephens -- Muscular Christianity : American and European / Hugh McLeod -- GI religion and post-war revival in the United States and Great Britain / Michael Snape -- "Billy Graham's cold war crusades " : re-Christianization, secularization, and the spiritual creation of the free world in the 1950s / Uta A. Balbier -- Is there an American exceptionalism? : American and German Catholics in comparison / Wilhelm Damberg -- How exceptional? : US Catholics since 1945 / Leslie Woodcock Tentler -- Gospels of growth : the American megachurch at home and abroad / Kip Richardson -- Religion, territory, and choice : contrasting configurations, 1970-2015 / Grace Davie -- "Religious America, secular Europe" : are they really so different? / Hugh McLeod -- Organizing concepts and "small differences" in the comparative secularization of Westen Europe and the United States / David Hempton
Control code
ocn989047060
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 407 pages
Isbn
9780198798071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989047060

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