Religion and Family in a Changing Society

Religion and Family in a Changing Society

by Penny Edgell
     
 

"The research in this book is more extensive than almost anything else on this topic—and this is a topic that has received considerable attention in recent years. The particular attractiveness of the book is its combination of qualitative and quantitative evidence. I can think of no other book that brings the two together in this way."—Robert Wuthnow,

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"The research in this book is more extensive than almost anything else on this topic—and this is a topic that has received considerable attention in recent years. The particular attractiveness of the book is its combination of qualitative and quantitative evidence. I can think of no other book that brings the two together in this way."—Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University

"This book is a significant contribution to the contemporary discussion about the relation of family to religious institutions in the United States. It corrects several misunderstandings and clarifies a number of ambiguities about the religion-family link. It also displays a sophisticated social-science methodology and makes important theoretical contributions to both social theory and the sociology of religion."—Don Browning, University of Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691086750
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/12/2005
Series:
Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology Series
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter One: Contested Changes "Family Values" in Local Religious Life 1

Chapter Two: Religious Involvement and Religious Institutional Change 27

Chapter Three: Religion, Family, and Work 45

Chapter Four: Styles of Religious Involvement 67

Chapter Five: "The Problem with Families Today . . ." 94

Chapter Six: The Practice of Family Ministry 125

Chapter Seven: Religious Familism and Social Change 146

Appendix: Choices 167

Notes 175

References 195

Index 207

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