By Don S. Browning, David A. Clairmont
Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in quite a few methods. a few religions agree to those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or withstand them, and a few paintings to rework the fashionable societies they inhabit.
In this particular choice of serious essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American idea discover the strain among modernization and the family members, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the US. participants learn how quite a few trust platforms have faced altering attitudes concerning the that means and objective of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. additionally they talk about how relatives legislations in the USA is commencing to recognize definite non secular traditions and the way comparative non secular ethics can clarify and review diversified kinfolk customs.
Studies in regards to the impression of spiritual idea and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or very important. fresh worldwide occasions can't be absolutely understood with no comprehending how trust platforms functionality and the numerous methods they are often hired to the convenience and detriment of societies. Responding to this severe desire, American Religions and the Family offers a complete portrait of spiritual cultures in the USA and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating spiritual tradition.