Shopping for Faith: American Religion in the New Millennium / Edition 1

Shopping for Faith: American Religion in the New Millennium / Edition 1

by Richard Cimino, Don Lattin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787961043

ISBN-13: 9780787961046

Pub. Date: 03/29/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Shopping for Faith is as good as it gets in assessing the U.S. religion scene at millennium's end. Cimino and Lattin present a picture of multiple trends headed in often contradictory directions.
Robert Ellwood, emeritus professor of religion, University of Southern California

American religion flourishes in a consumer culture, and

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Shopping for Faith is as good as it gets in assessing the U.S. religion scene at millennium's end. Cimino and Lattin present a picture of multiple trends headed in often contradictory directions.
Robert Ellwood, emeritus professor of religion, University of Southern California

American religion flourishes in a consumer culture, and presents us with a bewildering array of choices as we navigate the shopping mall of faith.

The authors identify dozens of trends which will shape American religion in the next century and bring together the latest research and intimate portraits of Americans describing their beliefs, their religious heritage, and their spiritual search.

With warmth and style the authors document how consumerism shapes religious practice — from conservative evangelical worship to the most esoteric New Age workshop.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787961046
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2002
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,044,340
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Belief in America 1

Part 1 Searching for Self and Spirit

1 The Divorce Between Spirituality and Religion 9

2 Varieties of Spirituality 17

3 Bringing Spirit to Life 31

Postscript: American Spirituality - Mystical and Practical 49

Part 2 Searching for Community

4 Congregations and Consumers 55

5 Congregations on the Cutting Edge 76

6 Religion in the Post-Denominational Era 95

Postscript: Evangelism - Not Just for Evangelicals 124

Part 3 Searching for Common Culture

7 The Politics of Faith 131

8 Culture Wars, Social Peace 143

9 Emerging Social Issues 158

Postscript: Personal Faith, Public Life 183

Afterword 187

Notes 191

Bibliography 205

List of Link Page Headings 215

Index 217

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