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Religious Diversity and Social Change : American Cities, 1890-1906 - Kevin J. Christiano

Religious Diversity and Social Change

American Cities, 1890-1906

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1988
ISBN: 9780521341455
Number Of Pages: 260

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Powerful forces of social change at the turn of the nineteenth century forced American churches and their members to confront, for the first time, the issue of religious toleration. Christiano analyzes the effects of mass immigration and urbanization on various communities. These upheavals required the established churches to either accept or repel a level of religious diversity unimagined by the architects of American liberty. By examining changes in church membership in the largest urban areas, integrating historical research from a number of disciplines with statistical analyses of the United States Census reports of 1890 and 1906, this cross-disciplinary study provides an empirical assessment of the cultural shifts that laid the foundations for the denominational system that prevails in America today.

"...a fascinating work of historical sociology." Church History

List of tables and figures
As slavery never did: American religion and the rise of the city
Numbering Israel: United States Census data on religion
An infinite variety of religions: the meaning and measurement of religious diversity
A motley of peoples and cultures: urban populations and religious diversity
A new society: industrialization and religious diversity sociological approaches to industrialization and religious diversity
No fast friend to policy or religion: literacy and religious diversity
God+s Bible at the Devil+s girdle: religious diversity and urban secularization
If the religion of Rome becomes ours: religious diversity, subcultural conflict, and denominational realignment
Matters merely indifferent: religious diversity and American denominationalism
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ISBN: 9780521341455
ISBN-10: 0521341450
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 29th January 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55