The Post-War Generation and Establishment Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

The Post-War Generation and Establishment Religion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

by Wade Clark Roof
     
 

This is the first book to offer a comparative analysis of the impact of the post-war ”Baby Boom” generation on Christianity around the world. Taking a cross-cultural approach, the contributors examine ten advanced countries, including England, France, Germany, Australia, and the United States, and explore the ways baby boomers have helped reshape and

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This is the first book to offer a comparative analysis of the impact of the post-war ”Baby Boom” generation on Christianity around the world. Taking a cross-cultural approach, the contributors examine ten advanced countries, including England, France, Germany, Australia, and the United States, and explore the ways baby boomers have helped reshape and redefine ”establishment religions” – that is, the dominant, primarily Christian institutions. Their conclusions are broad and far-reaching, shedding light on the fate of religion in other countries now modernizing and those countries moving through the modern to the postmodern. Sociologists, historians, and scholars of religion will profit from the insights put forth here on religion in a postmodern context.

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A comparative analysis of the impact of the "Baby Boom" generation on Christianity around the world. Taking a cross-cultural approach, the contributors examine ten developed countries, including England, France, Germany, Australia, and the US, and explore the ways baby boomers have helped reshape and redefine "establishment religions"--that is, the dominant, primarily Christian institutions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813389141
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/09/1995
Pages:
291
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Wade Clark Roof is the J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Religion at Duke University Divinity School. David A. Roozen is director of the Center for Social and Religious Research at Hartford Seminary. Wade Clark Roof is the J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Religion at Duke University Divinity School. David A. Roozen is director of the Center for Social and Religious Research at Hartford Seminary. Wade Clark Roof is the J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jackson W. Carroll is the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Religion at Duke University Divinity School. David A. Roozen is director of the Center for Social and Religious Research at Hartford Seminary.

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