Post-War Generation and the Establishment of Religion

Post-War Generation and the Establishment of Religion

by Jackson W Carroll, Wade Clark Roof
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813367123

ISBN-13: 9780813367125

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Westview Press


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813367125
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1The Post-War Generation and Establishment Religion in England1
2Baby Boomers Downunder: The Case of Australia27
3Fifty Years of Religious Change in the United States59
4Tradition and Change in the Nordic Countries87
5The Post-War Generations and Institutional Religion in Germany113
6The Case of the Netherlands131
7The Case of French Catholicism151
8The Surviving Dominant Catholic Church in Belgium: A Consequence of Its Popular Religious Practices?171
9From Institutional Catholicism to "Christian Inspiration": Another Look at Belgium191
10Religion and the Post-War Generation in Italy207
11The Orthodox Church and the Post-War Religious Situation in Greece225
12Conclusion: The Post-War Generation - Carriers of a New Spirituality243
About the Editors and Contributors257
References259
About the Book291

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