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xvii, 267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Secular callings
  • From the margins to the mainstream
  • Faith in journalism
  • Faith in the academy
  • Journalism and the religious imagination
  • Religious ways of knowing
  • Openness and obstacles.
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xii, 484 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction : rethinking the secularization of American public life / Christian Smith
  • 2. Secularizing American higher education : the case of early American sociology / Christian Smith
  • 3. Educational elites and the movement to secularize public education : the case of the National Education Association / Kraig Beyerlein
  • 4. The positivist attack on Baconian science and religious knowledge in the 1870s / Eva Marie Garroutte
  • 5. Power, ridicule, and the destruction of religious moral reform politics in the 1920s / P.C. Kemeny
  • 6. My own salvation : the Christian century and psychology's secularizing of American Protestantism / Keith G. Meador
  • 7. From Christian civilization to individual civil liberties : framing religion in the legal field, 1880-1949 / David Sikkink
  • 8. Reforming education, transforming religion, 1876-1931 / George M. Thomas, Lisa R. Peck, and Channin G. De Haan
  • 9. Promoting a secular standard : secularization and modern journalism, 1870-1930 / Richard W. Flory
  • 10. After the fall : attempts to establish an explicitly theological voice in debates over science and medicine after 1960 / John H. Evans.
An examination of power struggles and ideological shifts in various social sectors where the public authority of religion has diminished, in particular, education, science, law and journalism. Together the essays depict a cultural and institutional revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520230002 20160528
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