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By Don S. Browning, David A. Clairmont

Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in various methods. a few religions comply with those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or withstand them, and a few paintings to rework the trendy societies they inhabit.

In this specified number of severe essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American suggestion discover the strain among modernization and the relations, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the USA. participants research how a variety of trust structures have faced altering attitudes concerning the which means and function of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of youngsters. additionally they talk about how relations legislation in the US is starting to recognize yes spiritual traditions and the way comparative spiritual ethics can clarify and assessment varied kinfolk customs.

Studies in regards to the influence of non secular proposal and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or very important. fresh international occasions can't be totally understood with out comprehending how trust platforms functionality and the numerous methods they are often hired to the ease and detriment of societies. Responding to this serious want, American Religions and the Family offers a complete portrait of spiritual cultures in the US and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.

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Uphold patriarchy and ‘gender complementarity’ (different male and female roles) in family and community. They perceive the dominant American values of gender equality and freedom of sexual expression as serious threats to a Muslim way of life, and indeed to all ordered social life. . ”33 Across the gamut of recent immigrant religions, concern is raised about the secular and material enticements of modern American society. ” The concern among many immigrant religious leaders is whether their constituents possess the moral discernment to make the right selections from America’s many offerings.

13 Korean Protestants, probably the most studied new immigrant religious group, share much in common with their Chinese counterparts. 15 The sociologist Pyong Gap Min’s comments capture a recurrent theme among both Christian and non-Christian conservative immigrant religious groups, namely, that American society has departed from its Christian roots: “Many Korean pastors tend to think that American society, which originated from the Christian background, is turning against the Christian ideology.

54. Randall Balmer, “Crossing the Borders: Evangelicalism and Migration,” in Haddad, Smith, and Esposito, Religion and Immigration, 58. 55. : Religion Counts, 2002). 56. Joseph B. Tamney, editorial, Sociology of Religion 59, no. 3 (1998): iii. 57. M. Christian Green and Paul D. Numrich, “Religious Perspectives on Sexuality: A Resource Guide,” Park Ridge Center, Chicago, 2001, 66–92. 58. Haddad and Lummis, Islamic Values in the United States, 121. 59. Interview by author, 19 May 2003, Chicago. 60.

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