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  • Vocabularies Of Public Lifeby Robert Wuthnow

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 120.00

    A collection of original essays advancing the study of culture from a sociological perspective. Exploring and extending recent studies of culture with both qualitative and quantitative analysis, this book focuses on the ways in which contemporary cultural products function as vocabularies of public life. The contributors cover a wide range of topics;... more...

  • All in Syncby Robert Wuthnow

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    Robert Wuthnow shows how music and art are revitalizing churches and religious life across the nation in this first-ever consideration of the relationship between religion and the arts. All in Sync draws on more than four hundred in-depth interviews with church members, clergy, and directors of leading arts organizations and a new national survey... more...

  • The Crisis in the Churchesby Robert Wuthnow

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 59.99

    At a time when already overworked clergy are being called upon by budget cutting politicians to do more for the poor, the sick, and the elderly, American churches are suffering persistent financial shortfalls. In fact, contrary to popular media images of millionaire televangelists, America's churches are cutting back programs and staff, clergy salaries... more...

  • Learning to Careby Robert Wuthnow

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 54.99

    Urgent calls have gone forth--from the White House and Congress, from schools, churches, synagogues, and other agencies--for Americans to become more involved in caring for the needy and in serving their communities. And as federal and state governments across the nation cut back on aid to the poor and disabled, the role of volunteerism can only grow... more...

  • Christianity in the Twenty-first Centuryby Robert Wuthnow

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 39.99

    In the year 2000--and beyond--what will the church be like? What challenges will it face? Will the church be able to provide a strong sense of community? Will it be an ethical force in the lives of Americans? And what role will religion play in politics and in the marketplace?In Christianity in the 21st Century Robert Wuthnow reflects on these... more...

  • American Mythosby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.61

    America was built on stories: tales of grateful immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, Horatio Alger-style transformations, self-made men, and the Protestant work ethic. In this new book, renowned sociologist Robert Wuthnow examines these most American of stories--narratives about individualism, immigration, success, religion, and ethnicity--through... more...

  • After the Baby Boomersby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.85

    Much has been written about the profound impact the post-World War II baby boomers had on American religion. But the lifestyles and beliefs of the generation that has followed--and the influence these younger Americans in their twenties and thirties are having on the face of religion--are not so well understood. It is this next wave of post-boomers... more...

  • Saving America?by Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.44

    On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. This action marked a key step toward institutionalizing an idea that emerged in the mid-1990s under the Clinton administration--the transfer of some social programs from government control to religious organizations.... more...

  • Sharing the Journeyby Robert Wuthnow

    Free Press 1996; US$ 1.99

    A look at how support groups have affected American society argues that, although support groups provide a warmth and security that holds society together, they can lead to an unhealthy self-absorption and a trivialized sense of what is sacred. more...

  • God And Mammon In Americaby Robert Wuthnow

    Free Press 1998; US$ 1.99

    Drawing on a new survey of more than two thousand working Americans, the author of Christianity in the 21st Century explores the relationship between religious faith and attitudes toward work and money to examine Americans' ambivalence toward materialism and consumerism. more...