Religion and Public Life in New England: Steady Habits Changing Slowly

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Oktober 2004



Although stoical New Englanders may not be showy about it, religion continues to play a powerful role in their culture. In fact, their very reticence to discuss religion may stem from long-standing religious divisions in the region. Examining Catholics and Protestants, as well as Conservative Protestants, African Americans, and Jews, this third volume in the Religion by Region series provides a very readable account of religion in this most regional of U.S. regions.


1 The Demographic Layout: A Tale of Two New Englands 2 Catholics I: Majority Faith with a Minority Mindset 3 Catholics II: In the Flux of Crisis 4 Mainline Protestants: Custodians of a Community 5 Conservative Protestants 6 Jews and African-Americans: Holding Down the Fort 7 Conclusion-On Common Ground


Andrew Walsh is managing editor of Religion in the News, associate director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in the Public Life, and visiting assistant professor of history and religion at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Mark Silk is the founding director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in the Public Life and adjunct associate professor of religion at Trinity College. Silk is the author of Unsecular Media: Making News of Religion in America and Spiritual Politics: Religion and American Society Since World War II.
EAN: 9780759106291
ISBN: 0759106290
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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