Sociology of Religion: A Reader
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Section I Changing Contexts -- 1 America's Changing Religious Landscape: Overview -- 2 Changing American Congregations: Findings from the Third Wave of the National Congregations Study -- 3 All Creatures Great a...
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|Summary:||Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- Section I Changing Contexts -- 1 America's Changing Religious Landscape: Overview -- 2 Changing American Congregations: Findings from the Third Wave of the National Congregations Study -- 3 All Creatures Great and Small: Megachurches in Context -- 4 "Nones" on the Rise: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation -- 5 Is the United States a Counterexample to the Secularization Thesis? -- 6 The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World: Women are Generally More Religious Than Men, Particularly Among Christians -- 7 Gendering Secularization Theory -- 8 Socioeconomic Inequality in the American Religious System: An Update and Assessment -- 9 The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States: Nearly One-in-Four Latinos Are Former Catholics -- 10 The Impact of International Migration on Home Churches: The Mar Thoma Syrian Christian Church in India -- 11 Redefining the Boundaries of Belonging: The Institutional Character of Transnational Religious Life -- 12 Religious Population Share and Religious Identity Salience: Is Jewish Identity More Important to Jews in Less Jewish Areas? -- Section II Evolving Content -- 13 Spiritual but Not Religious?: Beyond Binary Choices in the Study of Religion -- 14 "I Was a Muslim, But Now I Am a Christian": Preaching, Legitimation, and Identity Management in a Southern Evangelical Church -- 15 Warrior Chicks: Youthful Aging in a Postfeminist Prosperity Discourse -- 16 The Embodied Goddess: Feminine Witchcraft and Female Divinity -- 17 U.S. College Students' Perception of Religion and Science: Conflict, Collaboration, or Independence? A Research Note -- 18 Sensing God: Bodily Manifestations and Their Interpretation in Pentecostal Rituals and Everyday Life -- Section III Patterning Diversity|
19 At Ease with Our Own Kind: Worship Practices and Class Segregation in American Religion -- 20 Poor Teenagers' Religion -- 21 Practical Divine Influence: Socioeconomic Status and Belief in the Prosperity Gospel -- 22 Religion, Race, and Discrimination: A Field Experiment of How American Churches Welcome Newcomers -- 23 Race, Belonging, and Participation in Religious Congregations -- 24 The Gender Pray Gap: Wage Labor and the Religiosity of High-Earning Women and Men -- 25 Sexual Encounters and Manhood Acts: Evangelicals, Latter-Day Saints, and Religious Masculinities -- 26 Islam and Woman: Where Tradition Meets Modernity: History and Interpretations of Islamic Women's Status -- 27 Evangelical Ambivalence toward Gays and Lesbians -- 28 "We Are God's Children, Y'All": Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Lesbian- and Gay-Affirming Congregations -- Section IV Seeing Consequences -- 29 Religion and Gender Equality Worldwide: A Country-Level Analysis -- 30 Latino Congregations and Youth Educational Expectations -- 31 Rejecting Evolution: The Role of Religion, Education, and Social Networks -- 32 Faith in the Age of Facebook: Exploring the Links Between Religion and Social Network Site Membership and Use -- 33 Correcting a Curious Neglect, or Bringing Religion Back In -- 34 Social Support and the Religious Dimensions of Close Ties -- 35 Bereavement and Religion Online: Stillbirth, Neonatal Loss, and Parental Religiosity