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 rework the fashionable societies they inhabit.
In this detailed selection 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 USA. individuals learn 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 kids. in addition they talk about how kin legislations in the US is commencing to recognize yes non secular traditions and the way comparative spiritual ethics can clarify and assessment diversified kinfolk customs.
Studies about the influence of non secular idea and behaviour on American society have by no means been extra well timed or very important. contemporary international occasions can't be totally understood with out comprehending how trust platforms functionality and the various 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 USA and gives secular society a pathway for appreciating non secular tradition.