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 remodel the fashionable societies they inhabit.
In this exact selection of severe essays, students of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and local American notion discover the strain among modernization and the kinfolk, sexuality, and marriage traditions of significant religions in the US. individuals research how a number of trust structures have faced altering attitudes in regards to the that means and function of intercourse, the definition of marriage, the accountability of fathers, and the prestige of kids. in addition they speak about how kinfolk legislations in the United States is starting to recognize sure spiritual traditions and the way comparative spiritual ethics can clarify and overview varied kin customs.
Studies in regards to the effect of spiritual inspiration and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or vital. fresh worldwide occasions can't be absolutely understood with no comprehending how trust structures functionality and the numerous methods they are often hired to the ease and detriment of societies. Responding to this serious desire, American Religions and the Family offers a complete portrait of spiritual cultures in the United States and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.
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31. Masjid Planning Committee, “The Masjid and Community Development Project,” Muslim Community Center, Chicago, January 1977, archived in the Islam in America collection, DePaul University Library, Chicago, 3, 10. 32. Quoted in Paul D. Numrich, “Recent Immigrant Religions and the Restructuring of Metropolitan Chicago,” in Lowell W. , Public Religion and Urban Transformation: Faith in the City (New York: New York University Press, 2000), 247–48. 33. : The State of Research,” unpublished essay, September 2002, 41.
Are suspicious of American Immigrant American Religions and the Family 25 family life and fearful of bad influences from their children’s peers. ” On their part second-generation Indian Hindus find it difficult to navigate between conservative parental expectations and peer pressures to rebel against those expectations. ”25 The Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism has established a transnational institutional infrastructure aimed at preserving and transmitting Indian/Hindu identity among Indians in the homeland and throughout the diaspora.
Browning, and Diane B. : Trinity International Press, 2000–2002). 4. See, for example, Carolyn Osiek and David L. : Wm. B. : Westminster John Knox Press, 1997), and his Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002); and Lisa Sowle Cahill, Family: A Christian Social Perspective (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000). cha pt e r 2 Immigrant American Religions and the Family: New Diversity and Conservatism paul d. numrich The United States is once again a land of immigrants.