American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving

American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving

by Christian Smith

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ISBN-13: 9780226229225
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 324
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology, director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and director of the Center for Social Research at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers and Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Maps
Preface
1: Resurrecting Engaged Orthodoxy
2: Evangelicalism Thriving
3: Explaining Religious Vitality in America
4: Toward a "Subcultural Identity" Theory of Religious Strength
5: Evangelicalism Embattled
6: Excursus: Belief Plausibility in Modern America
7: Ironies of Subcultural Distinction - Strength and Ineffectiveness
Conclusion
App. A: Research Methods
App. B: On Religious Identities
App. C: Interview Guides
App. D: Telephone Survey
References
Index

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