By William H. Swatos Jr.
Because the new millennium methods the sacred and profane interface, clash, and intermingle in novel methods. ''The Encyclopedia of faith and Society'' presents a consultant map for those advancements. From succinct, short notes to essay-length entries, this encyclopedia covers international spiritual leaders and scholars-past and present-in the us and the realm. This entire quantity is a vital reference for the examine of the anthropology, psychology, politics, or sociology of faith.
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Ironically, those individuals in largely white denominations (Episcopalian, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, and Roman Catholic) are those most likely to be militant, in spite of the perhaps greater civil rights activism of the Negro denominations. This pattern emerged even when social class was held constant. S. society, those items from Marx's data measuring what Hunt and Hunt term "corporate militancy'' focus upon the advocacy of collective forms of protest. In assessing research on the sociopolitical attitudes of black Catholics, Peck (1982) suggests that Catholicism may have played a more accommodative role in African American history than has black Protestantism.
2009 01:42:47 page_13 G. W. , Manual, Study of Values, 3rd ed. rev. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970). ALTERNATION The effects upon an individual's identity as a result of his or her changing meaning systems. William James's studies of the psychology of religious experience, and specifically of the conversion process, represent an early exploration of this concept. Drawing upon Alfred Schutz's phenomenology, Peter L. Berger coined this term to describe the near total transformation of identity resulting from the internalization of a different meaning system.
Williams 1988). 2009 01:42:48 page_15 The most forceful argument for an American religion was Will Herberg's famous essay Protestant, Catholic, Jew (1955). S. " A comfortable denominational pluralism offered a judicious balance between identity and group membership while supporting civic order in the public sphere. Other scholars have noted the development of an American religion but questioned Herberg's rosy assessment of the situation. Niebuhr's (1929) classic account of denominational pluralism was a critique of American religion.