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Title Contemporary American religion : an ethnographic reader / edited by Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland.

Publication Info. Walnut Creek, Calif : AltaMira Press, [1997]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.6 C761C    Check Shelf
Description 272 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Developing interpretations: ethnography and the restructuring of knowledge in a changing field / Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland -- Managing strain, contradictions, and fluidity: Messianic Judaism and the negotiation of a religio-ethnic identity / Shoshanah Feher -- Struggles for mutual reverence: social strategies and religious stories / Matthew P. Lawson -- The gospel hour: liminality, identity, and religion in a gay bar / Edward R. Gray and Scott L. Thumma -- To stay or to leave?: organizational legitimacy in the struggle for change among evangelical feminists / Janet Stocks -- What is right? what is caring? moral logics in local religious life / Penny Edgell Becker -- Splitting interests or common causes: styles of moral reasoning in opposing abortion / Elfriede Wedam -- The church and the street: race, class, and congregation / Timothy J. Nelson -- Contending with a giant: the impact of a megachurch on exurban religious institutions / Nancy L. Eiesland -- The religious construction of a global identity: an ethnographic look at the Atlanta Bahá̕ í Community / Mike McMullen -- Conclusion: The cultural turn: stories, logics, and the quest for identity in American religion / Robert Wuthnow.
Subject United States -- Religion -- 1960- -- Case studies.
United States -- Religious life and customs -- Case studies.
United States -- Church history -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Added Author Edgell, Penny, 1963-
Eiesland, Nancy L., 1964-2009.
ISBN 0761991964 paperback
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