Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader

Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader

by Penny Edgell, Nancy L. Eiesland
     
 

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Contemporary American Religion collects qualitative, on-the-ground studies of local congregations by up-and-coming religious scholars. Ethnography combined with more traditional sociological methods, help make sense of complex religious communities—from Messianic Jews to evangelical feminists, from Gospel Hour at a gay bar to exurban megachurches. This… See more details below

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Contemporary American Religion collects qualitative, on-the-ground studies of local congregations by up-and-coming religious scholars. Ethnography combined with more traditional sociological methods, help make sense of complex religious communities—from Messianic Jews to evangelical feminists, from Gospel Hour at a gay bar to exurban megachurches. This collection covers a wide span of the religious landscape, always trying to uncover new theoretical insights. Essential reading for classes in sociology of religion, contemporary American religion, and anthropology of religion.

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Collects qualitative studies of local congregations in order to uncover new theoretical insights into the shifting boundaries of contemporary religious expression. Ten contributions combine cultural and institutional forms of analysis with more traditional sociological methods to help make sense of complex religious communities<-->from Messianic Jews to evangelical feminists, from Gospel Hour at a gay bar to exurban megachurches. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780585189871
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
2 MB

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