Item description for Christianity and Civil Society: The Contemporary Debate (Rockwell Lecture Series) by Robert Wuthnow...
Overview In this book, well-known author Robert Wuthnow considers three aspects of the relationship between Christianity and civil society: *whether civil society is in jeopardy and what effects Christianity's declining influence has on civil society *whether Christians can be civil in the face of conflicts that have arisen among religious groups in the public arena and the so-called culture wars that many in the media have been discussing *growing multiculturalism in the United States, how Christians are responding to this new diversity, and how Christianity can regain a critical voice for itself in these debates
Publishers Description Questions about civil society have been reopened in recent years with increasing urgency. How can we preserve and protect democracy? Is it possible to bring a moral dimension back into public life? How strong or weak do we want government to be? What can motivate us to be better, more responsibly engaged citizens? In this book, well-known author Robert Wuthnow presents an engaging and provocative exploration of the role of Christianity in civil society which, he says, applies to other U.S. religions as will. Professor Wuthnow considers three aspects of the relationship between Christianity and civil society: (1) whether civil society is in jeopardy and what effects the declining influence of Christianity has on civil society; (2) whether Christians can be civil, including an examination of the conflicts that have arisen among religious groups in the public arena and the so-called culture wars that many in the media have been discussing; and (3) the growing multiculturalism in the United States, how Christian groups are responding to the new diversity, and how Christianity can regain a critical voice for itself in these debates. Robert Wuthnow is the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of American Religion at Princeton University. He is the author of fifteen books, including Learning to Care: Elementary Kindness in an Age of Indifference and God Mammon in America.
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1996
Publisher Trinity Press International
Series Rockwell Lecture
ISBN 1563381753 ISBN13 9781563381751
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More About Robert Wuthnow
Robert Wuthnow is the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. His many books include After Heaven: Spirituality in America since the 1950s, All in Sync: How Music and Art Are Revitalizing American Religion, and Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist, all from UC Press. With John H. Evans, he coedited The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, also from UC Press.
Robert Wuthnow currently resides in the state of New Jersey. Robert Wuthnow has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton University.
Robert Wuthnow has published or released items in the following series...
Presbyterian Presence: The Twentieth-Century Experience