Faith in America: Changes, Challenges, New Directions

Faith in America: Changes, Challenges, New Directions

by Charles H. Lippy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275986063
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Series: Praeger Perspectives Series
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

CHARLES H. LIPPY is LeRoy A. Martin Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is author or editor of Pluralism Comes of Age: American Religious Culture in the Twentieth Century, Being Religious, American Style: A History of Popular Religiosity in the United States (Greenwood), Christianity Comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, Twentieth-Century Shapers of American Popular Religion (Greenwood), Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience, and other titles.

Table of Contents

Volume I



1. Growth and Decline in the Mainline

2. Post-Vatican II Catholicism: A New Church for a New Day?

3. Roman Catholicism after the Sex Scandals

4. The Spirit of the Law: Spirituality in American Judaism

5. Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism: The Changing Face of Evangelicalism in America

6. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism: The Impact of World Religions

7. Porous Borders: Mexican Immigration and American Civic Culture

8. The Shifting Role of the Latter-day Saints as the Quintessential American Religion

9. The Continuing Influence of Region on American Religious Life

10. The Shape of Things to Come: Megachurches, Emerging Churches, and Other New Religious Structures

11. In Search of the Promised Land: Post-Civil Rights Trends in African American Religion

12. New and Alternative Religions: Changes, Issues, Trends


About the Editor and Contributors

About the Advisory Board

Volume II

1. Public Ceremonies: Ritualizing Civic, Media, and Social Life

2. American Civil Religion: Myth, Reality, and Challenges

3. A Touristic Spirit in Places of Religion

4. Religion and Politics: The Impact of the Religious Right

5. From Southern Strategy to National Strategy: How the Christian Right Is Transforming Church-State Relations

6. Queering the Mainstream, Mainstreaming the Queer: LGBT People and Religion in the U.S.

7. Gender Matters: How Second-Wave Feminism Shaped and Reshaped American Religion

8. A Baby or a Fetus: The Abortion Debate in America

9. Christian Attitudes Toward Reproductive Technologies

10. This Mortal Coil: Mortality,Morality, and Stem Cells

11. Reading Foodways as Faithways in Contemporary America

12. Sacred Bodies: Religion, Illness, and Healing


About the Editor and Contributors

About the Advisory Board

Volume III



1. Contemporary Worship: Trends and Patterns in Christian America

2. A Visionary People: Religion and the Visual Arts in America

3. Personal Spirituality

4. Out of the Mouths of Babes: Religion and Spirituality among Children and Teens

5. Living Fiction: American Spirituality and Bestselling Novels

6. The Footprints of Film: After Images of Religion in American Space and Time

7. The Internet and American Religious Life

8. Workplace Spirituality

9. Nature Religion and Environmentalism in North America

10. Religion and the Environment

11. From Muscular Christianity to Divine Madness: Sports nd/as Religion in America

12. From Faith to Fear: Religion in a World of Terror


About the Editor and Contributors

About the Advisory Board

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