The Resource A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city, N.J. Demerath, III and Rhys H. Williams

A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city, N.J. Demerath, III and Rhys H. Williams

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A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city
Title
A bridging of faiths
Title remainder
religion and politics in a New England city
Statement of responsibility
N.J. Demerath, III and Rhys H. Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Homelessness, neighborhood development, problems of abortion and sex education - how does religion affect the politics of an American city confronting these and other concerns? And what differences have "church and state" issues made in these struggles? In answering such questions, A Bridging of Faiths conveys a feeling of the urgent social theater of Springfield, Massachusetts, and provides both a contemporary and historical sense of how power shapes and is shaped by
  • The civic culture. Recalling the immediacy and provocativeness of classic community studies like Middletown and Yankee City, the work draws on the voices of Springfielders themselves, while it exposes tendencies that prevail throughout contemporary America. This is a tale of two establishments: Protestant for three centuries, Springfield has been for last fifty years a Catholic city. In looking at its emerging demographic, political, and economic patterns, the book shows
  • How church and state interact at the local level, where lives are actually lived, as opposed to how the law and public opinion say they ought to interact at the more abstract federal level. While religion is more politically influential than some social scientists might have expected, it does not possess the kind of power feared by many constitutionalists. Politicians are seeking to redefine themselves in relation to government, bureaucracy, race, ethnicity, class
  • Gender, and religion itself, and while Protestantism has declined and Catholicism surged, religion as a whole faces subtle crises of mobility, authority, and secularization. From these complexities, new patterns of cultural and political authority have emerged in Springfield, similar to those now affecting other American communities and the nation
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demerath, N. J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR560.S7
LC item number
D45 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Rhys H
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  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • Église et État
  • Christianisme et politique
  • Christianisme
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • Politics and government
  • Kirche
  • Staat
  • Springfield (Mass.)
  • Springfield (Mass.)
  • Springfield (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • Springfield (Mass.)
Label
A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city, N.J. Demerath, III and Rhys H. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-354) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Approaching Springfield -- Ch. 2. From Meetinghouse to Cathedral -- Ch. 3. High Rollers and High Rises -- Ch. 4. Corner Church and City-State -- Ch. 5. Homelessness in the City of Homes -- Ch. 6. Covenant in the Crucible of Race -- Ch. 7. Sexuality and Sectarianism -- Ch. 8. Bridging the Gaps -- Appendix A: A Methodological Postscript -- Appendix B: The Springfield Questionnaire and Follow-Up Appeals to Sample Respondents -- Appendix C: Statistical Addenda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780691074139
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91039181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24696913
  • (OCoLC)ocm24696913
Label
A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city, N.J. Demerath, III and Rhys H. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Approaching Springfield -- Ch. 2. From Meetinghouse to Cathedral -- Ch. 3. High Rollers and High Rises -- Ch. 4. Corner Church and City-State -- Ch. 5. Homelessness in the City of Homes -- Ch. 6. Covenant in the Crucible of Race -- Ch. 7. Sexuality and Sectarianism -- Ch. 8. Bridging the Gaps -- Appendix A: A Methodological Postscript -- Appendix B: The Springfield Questionnaire and Follow-Up Appeals to Sample Respondents -- Appendix C: Statistical Addenda
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780691074139
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91039181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24696913
  • (OCoLC)ocm24696913

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