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Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion
How Unaffiliated Parents Are Raising Their Children

by Christel J. Manning

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2015-11-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 147987101X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fastest growing religion in America is—none! One fifth of Americans now list their religion as “none,” up from only 7 percent two decades ago. Among adults under 30, those poised to be the parents of the next generation, fully one third are religiously unaffiliated. Yet these “Nones,” especially parents, still face prejudice in a culture where religion is widely seen as good for your kids. What do Nones believe, and how do they negotiate tensions with those convinced that they ought to provide their children with a religious upbringing? Drawing on survey data and in-depth personal interviews with religiously unaffiliated parents across the country, Christel Manning provides important demographic data on American “Nones” and offers critical nuance to our understanding of the term. She shows that context is crucial in understanding how those without religious ties define themselves and raise their families. Indeed, she demonstrates that Nones hold a wide variety of worldviews, ranging from deeply religious to highly secular, and transmit them in diverse ways. What ties them all together is a commitment to spiritual choice—a belief in the moral equivalence of religions and secular worldviews and in the individual’s right to choose—and it is that choice they seek to pass on to their children. The volume weaves in stories from the author’s interviews throughout, showing how non-religious parents grapple with pressure from their community and how they think about religious issues. Engagingly written and thoroughly researched, Losing Our Religion will appeal to scholars, parents, and anyone interested in understanding the changing American religious landscape.

Losing Our Religion?

Losing Our Religion?
Changing Patterns of Believing and Belonging in Secular Western Societies

by Kevin Ronald Ward

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 163087034X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Church-going in most Western societies has declined significantly in the wake of the social and cultural changes that began in the 1960s. Does this mean that people in these societies are losing any religious dimension in their lives, or is it being expressed in other forms and places? This study begins by looking at comparative data on how church-going patterns have changed in five countries--Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand--examining reasons for the decline, how churches have responded to these changes, and why some churches have shown greater resilience. It then explores some of the particular challenges these changes pose for the future of churches in these societies and some of the responses that have been made, drawing on both sociological and theological insights. The conclusion is that, despite the loss of belonging, believing persists and religion continues to play a significant role in these societies, mediated in a variety of diffuse cultural forms. Cases illustrating these changes are largely drawn from New Zealand, which as the country most recently settled by Europeans has always been "secular" and thus provides helpful insights.

Losing Our Religion

Losing Our Religion
The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity

by S. E. Cupp

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-04-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781439176450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The press has become a tool of oppression—politicized, self–aware, self–motivated, and power–hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted." —From S. E. Cupp’s Losing Our Religion It’s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as Fox News’s Hannity and CNN’s Larry King Live and Reliable Sources, S. E. Cupp is just that—a reliable source for the latest news, trends, and forecasts in young, bright, conservative America. Savvy and outspoken when shattering left-leaning assumptions as she did in Why You’re Wrong About the Right, Cupp now takes on the most pressing threat to the values and beliefs held and practiced by the majority of Americans: the marginalizing of Christianity by the flagrantly biased liberal media. From her galvanizing introduction, you know where S. E. Cupp stands: She’s an atheist. A non-believer. Which makes her the perfect impartial reporter from the trenches of a culture war dividing America and eroding the Judeo-Christian values on which this country was founded. Starting at the top, she exposes the unwitting courtship of President Obama and the liberal press, which consistently misreports or downplays Obama’s clear discomfort with, or blatant disregard for, religious America—from covering up religious imagery in the backdrop of his Georgetown University speech to his absence from events surrounding the National Day of Prayer, to identifying America in his inaugural address as, among other things, "a nation of non-believers." She likens the calculated attacks of the liberal media to a class war, a revolution with a singular purpose: to overthrow God and silence Christian America for good. And she sends out an urgent call for all Americans to push back the leftist propaganda blitz striking on the Internet, radio, television, in films, publishing, and print journalism—or invite the tyrannies of a "mainstream" media set on mocking our beliefs, controlling our decisions, and extinguishing our freedoms. Now, discover the truth behind the war against Christmas—and how political correctness keeps the faithful under wraps . . . the one-sided analyses of Prop 8 and the gay marriage debate . . . the media pot-shots at Sarah Palin’s personal faith . . . the politicization of entertainment mainstays such as American Idol and the Miss USA Pageant . . . and much more. Also included are her penetrating interviews with Dinesh D’Souza, Martha Zoller, James T. Harris, Newt Gingrich, Kevin Madden, and Kevin Williamson of National Review, delivering must-read analyses of the latest stunning lowlights from the liberal media.

Losing My Religion: Unbelief in Australia

Losing My Religion: Unbelief in Australia
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1742240380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The camp and the sanctuary; or The power of religion as exemplified in the Army and the Church, a memoir of T. Hasker

The camp and the sanctuary; or The power of religion as exemplified in the Army and the Church, a memoir of T. Hasker
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by James Everett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion : Persia

Oriental Religions and Their Relation to Universal Religion : Persia
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by Samuel Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 782
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Losing Our Virtue

Losing Our Virtue
Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision

by David F. Wells

  • Publisher : Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Continuing his series begun with No Place for Truth and God in the Wasteland, David Wells here offers a bold new critique focused this time on the fractured moral vision of society at large and its reflection in today's evangelical church.

Losing Our Democracy

Losing Our Democracy
How Bush, the Far Right and Big Business Are Betraying America--And How to Stop It

by Mark Green

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Incorporated
  • Release : 2007-09
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 9781402210433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With Losing Our Democracy, Mark Green reveals how the far and religious right, a coalition of big business and, most shockingly, President Bush and his White House are in the process of undermining our democracy.

The Works of Hannah More: Moral sketches, tracts, etc. Index

The Works of Hannah More: Moral sketches, tracts, etc. Index
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by Hannah More

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moral sketches ; tracts written during the riots of 1817 ; miscellaneous poetical works ; ballads

Moral sketches ; tracts written during the riots of 1817 ; miscellaneous poetical works ; ballads
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by Hannah More

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Losing Our Language

Losing Our Language
How Multiculturalism Undermines Our Children's Ability to Read, Write and Reason

by Sandra Stotsky

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do American students' reading and writing test scores continue to decline? Why does the achievement gap continue to grow between minority and other students? Poor teacher training, large class size, small budgets and other such answers have been proposed for these vexing questions. But Sandra Stotsky argues that it is the incorporation of a multicultural agenda into basal readers, the primary tool for teaching reading in elementary schools, that has stunted our children's ability to read. In "Losing Our Language," Stotsky shows how basal readers have been systematically "dumbed down" in an effort to raise minority students' "self esteem." While elementary readers of the past featured excerpts from classic stories such as "Arabian Nights" and "Robinson Crusoe," with a complex vocabulary and sentence structure able to challenge the imagination and build reading skills, today's basal readers present students with politically and ethnically correct stories whose language is virtually foreign and unable to engage students. Drawing words from Swahili, Spanglish and other trendy dialects to teach students with a shrinking English vocabularly is a symptom of this intellectual and cultural disorder. Sandra Stotsky reminds us that how successfully we teach reading is no mere academic matter. Literacy--cultural and verbal--gives all students, but particularly those from poor or minority backgrounds, personal independence and achievement and the ability to participate fully in our civic life.

Cautions for the times; addressed to the parishioners of a parish in England by their former Rector. Edited and partly written by the Archbishop of Dublin

Cautions for the times; addressed to the parishioners of a parish in England by their former Rector. Edited and partly written by the Archbishop of Dublin
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by Richard Whately

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1853
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Monthly Religious Magazine

The Monthly Religious Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Readings explanatory of the Diatessaron, the history of Jesus Christ, compiled from the four Gospels, by R.M. Boultbee

Readings explanatory of the Diatessaron, the history of Jesus Christ, compiled from the four Gospels, by R.M. Boultbee
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by Richard Moore Boultbee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Monthly Religious Magazine and Theological Review

The Monthly Religious Magazine and Theological Review
A Book

by Frederic Dan Huntington,Edmund Hamilton Sears,Rufus Ellis,James William Thompson,John Hopkins Morison

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Methodist Review

The Methodist Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand
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by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Losing Your Religion, Finding Your Faith

Losing Your Religion, Finding Your Faith
Spirituality for Young Adults

by Brett Hoover

  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9780809137824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this lively, challenging book, Brett Hoover says that the typical young-adult loss of faith is a necessary part of maturing spirituality: faith can grow only when religion is doubted, lost, and found again in a new light. Using the metaphor of a road trip, Hoover describes the lifelong process of discovering both God and self. "Losing your religion" is just one necessary obstacle on the road to a holistic spirituality.

Journal. Appendix

Journal. Appendix
A Book

by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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