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Children and Childhood in American Religions
Browning, Don S
Rutgers University Press, 2009
Library of Congress BL2525.C47 2009 | Dewey Decimal 200.830973
Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics:
- How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic
- The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition
- The impact of modernity on Hinduism
Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.
Religion, Families, and Health: Population-Based Research in the United States
Ellison, Christopher G
Rutgers University Press, 2010
Library of Congress BL2525.R4633 2010 | Dewey Decimal 306.60973
Religion is a major social institution in the United States. While the scientific community has experienced a resurgence in the idea that there are important linkages between religion and family life and religion and health outcomes, this area of study is still in its early stages of development, scattered across multiple disciplines, and of uneven quality. To date, no book has featured both reviews of the literature and new empirical findings that define this area for the present and set the agenda for the twenty-first century. Religion, Families, and Health fills this void by bringing together leading social scientists who provide a theoretically rich, methodologically rigorous, and exciting glimpse into a fascinating social institution that continues to be extremely important in the lives of Americans.
The Web of Violence: From Inter0al to Global
Edited by Jennifer Turpin and Lester Kurtz
University of Illinois Press, 1996
Library of Congress HM281.W4 1997 | Dewey Decimal 303.6
"An excellent representation
of the interdisciplinary thrust of peace studies." -- Paul Joseph,
Violence is a topic of concern
everywhere--in the media, in churches, in the halls of governments. In
every land and in every culture violence is considered by most to be taboo,
a last resort. Yet under certain conditions, from the level of the family
to the level of nations, violence is used as a mechanism of social control.
Various rationalizations thus emerge to distinguish between legitimate
and illegitimate violence.
The Web of Violence
explores the interrelationship among personal, collective, national, and
global levels of violence. This unique collection brings together a number
of internationally known contributors to address the genesis and manifestations
of violence in the search for a remedy for this confounding social problem.
As the global community becomes
more intimate, we must better understand the nature of violence. The
Web of Violence supports this aim by examining the dangerous human
phenomenon from many perspectives, at different levels, and using multiple
CONTRIBUTORS: Robert Jay Lifton,
Christopher G. Ellison, John P. Bartkowski, Yuan-Horng Chu, Philip Smith,
Robert Elias, Birgit Brock-Utne, Riane Eisler, Johan Galtung