By Don S. Browning,David A. Clairmont

Religions reply to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a number of methods. a few religions agree to those demanding situations, if now not capitulate to them; a few critique or face up to them, and a few paintings to remodel the trendy societies they inhabit.

In this distinctive number of serious essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American notion discover the strain among modernization and the relatives, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the United States. participants learn how numerous trust platforms have faced altering attitudes concerning the which means and function of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. additionally they speak about how family members legislations in the United States is starting to recognize definite spiritual traditions and the way comparative non secular ethics can clarify and review varied kin customs.

Studies about the impression of non secular concept 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 out comprehending how trust platforms functionality and the various 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 United States and provides secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.

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