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Changing Faith

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More than anywhere else in the Western world, religious attachments in America are quite flexible, with over 40 percent of U.S. citizens shifting their religious identification at least once in their lives. In Changing Faith, Darren E. Sherkat draws on empirical data from large-scale national studies to provide a comprehensive portrait of religious change and its consequences in the United States.

With analysis spanning across generations and ethnic groups, the volume traces the evolution of the experience of Protestantism and Catholicism in the United States, the dramatic growth of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and the rise of non-identification, now the second most common religious affiliation in the country. Drawing on that wealth of data, it details the impact of religious commitments on broad arenas of American social life, including family and sexuality, economic well-being, political commitments, and social values.

Exploring religious change among those of European heritage as well as of Eastern and Western European immigrants, African Americans, Asians, Latin Americans, and Native Americans, Changing Faith not only provides a comprehensive and ethnically inclusive demographic overview of the juncture between religion and ethnicity within both the private and public sphere, but also brings empirical analysis back to the sociology of religion.


Darren E. Sherkat


Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Making Sense of American Religion 1
1 Religious Identification in America 31
2 Religious Switching and Religious Change 50
3 Belonging and Believing 90
4 Faith, Family, and Fortune 115
5 Religious Identification and Politics in the United States 145
Conclusions: Making Sense of Shifting Identities and Their Influence 174
References 193
Index 209
About the Author 213


Titel: Changing Faith
Untertitel: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities
EAN: 9780814708712
ISBN: 978-0-8147-0871-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: NYU Press
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 22.08.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 6.7 MB
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