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Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Nancy T. Ammerman

Abstract

Life at the beginning of the 21st century is something the social theory of the last century would have found hard to explain. Science, capitalism, and politics are pervasive and powerful in the everyday lives of ever-expanding layers of the world’s population. But so is religion. This book is an attempt to let “everyday religion” raise critical questions about how we understand the role of religion in society. We take pluralism and choice as givens, for instance, but we find “rational choice” theories too thin to explain the religious expressions we document. We look for religion in both “pri ... More

Keywords: rational choice, secularization, pluralism, social theory, modern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy T. Ammerman, editor
Boston University
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