The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World
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This book develops a theoretical framework for understanding the popularity of religion in its particular social contexts. The author provides analyses of examples of "religious renaissance," such as the relation of the Catholic Church to Poland's Solidarity Movement, and the counterculture and Protestant theology. He appraises the appeal of the Christian Right in contemporary American culture and the relationship between the Political Right and the Christian Right.
Joseph B. Tamney is Professor of Sociology at Ball State University. He is the author of Religious Switching: A Study of Religious Mobility in Singapore, and coeditor of The Political Role of Religion in the U. S.
"The author links together many important current developments by relating them as outcroppings of a set of fundamental processes. Taken altogether, it is a powerful antidote to the secular, desacralizing assumptions of so many mainline social scientists who do not deal directly with religion. " — Anson Shupe, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne