When God comes to Town: Religious Traditions in Urban Contexts

When God comes to Town: Religious Traditions in Urban Contexts

by Berghahn Books
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845455541

ISBN-13: 9781845455545

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Around 1800 roughly three per cent of the human population lived in urban areas; by 2030 this number is expected to have gone up to some seventy per cent. This poses problems for traditional religions that are all rooted in rural, small-scale societies. The authors in this volume question what the possible appeal of these old religions, such as Christianity,

Overview

Around 1800 roughly three per cent of the human population lived in urban areas; by 2030 this number is expected to have gone up to some seventy per cent. This poses problems for traditional religions that are all rooted in rural, small-scale societies. The authors in this volume question what the possible appeal of these old religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, or Islam could be in the new urban environment and, conversely, what impact global urbanization will have on learning and on the performance and nature of ritual. Anthropologists, historians and political scientists have come together in this volume to analyse attempts made by churches and informal groups to adapt to these changes and, at the same time, to explore new ways to study religions in a largely urbanized environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845455545
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
CPPC
Pages:
192

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