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Book
ix, 245 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Who are the Nones?
  • What do Nones believe and practice?
  • The importance of time
  • The importance of place
  • What are we, mom?
  • The meaning of choice in religion
  • The risks and benefits of raising children without religion.
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.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479883202 20160618
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Book
ix, 374 pages ; 21 cm
  • *=NEW TO THIS EDITION -- Introduction -- 1. Animism and Magic, E.B. Tylor and J.G. Frazer -- 2. Religion and Personality, Sigmund Freud -- 3. Society as Sacred, Emile Durkheim -- 4. Religion as Alienation, Karl Marx -- 5. A Source of Social Action, Max Weber? -- * 6. The Verdict of Religious Experience, William James -- 7. The Reality of the Sacred, Mircea Eliade -- 8. Society's "Construct of the Heart, " E.E. Evans-Pritchard -- 9. Religion as Cultural System, Clifford Geertz -- 10. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199859092 20160618
Why do human beings believe in divinities? Why do some seek eternal life, while others seek escape from recurring lives? Why do the beliefs and behaviors we typically call "religious" so deeply affect the human personality and so subtly weave their way through human society? Revised and updated in this third edition, Nine Theories of Religion considers how these fundamental questions have engaged the most important thinkers of the modern era. Accessible, systematic, and succinct, it considers the Victorian anthropology of E. B. Tylor and J. G. Frazer, the "reductionist" social science of Sigmund Freud, Emile Durkheim, and Karl Marx, the non-reductionist approaches of Max Weber, William James, and Mircea Eliade, and the alternative paradigms that have arisen from the work of E. E. Evans-Pritchard and Clifford Geertz. The third edition features a new chapter on William James. Each chapter offers biographical background, theoretical exposition, conceptual analysis, and critical assessment. Ideal as a supplementary text in introductory religion courses or as the main text in theory and method in religious studies or in sociology of religion courses, Nine Theories of Religion, Third Edition, offers an illuminating treatment of this controversial and fascinating subject. It can be used as a stand-alone text or with the author's companion reader, Introducing Religion: Readings from the Classic Theorists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199859092 20160618
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Book
xxv, 434 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The invitation
  • Is that you, God?
  • Let's pretend
  • Developing your heart
  • Learning from the experts
  • Lord, teach us to pray
  • The skill of prayer
  • But are they crazy?
  • Darkness
  • Bridging the gap.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Book
vi, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
  • On learning religion : an introduction / David Berliner and Ramon Sarró
  • Learning to believe : a preliminary approach / Carlo Severi
  • Menstrual slaps and first blood celebrations : inference, simulation and the learning of ritual / Michael Houseman
  • The accidental in religious instruction : ideas and convictions / David Parkin
  • On catching up with oneself : learning to know that one means what one does / Michael Lambek
  • How do you learn to know that it is God who speaks? / T.M. Luhrmann
  • How to learn in an Afro-Brazilian spirit possession religion : ontology and multiplicity in Candomblé / Marcio Goldman
  • Learning to be a proper medium : middle-class womanhood and spirit mediumship at Christian rationalist séances in Cape Verde / João Vasconcelos
  • Copyright and authorship : ritual speech and the new market of words in Toraja / Aurora Donzelli
  • Learning faith : young Christians and catechism / Laurence Hérault
  • What is interesting about Chinese religion / Charles Stafford
  • The sound of witchcraft : noise as mediation in religious transmission / Michael Rowlands.
As we enter the 21st century, it becomes increasingly difficult to envisage a world detached from religion or an anthropology blind to its study. Yet, how people become religious is still poorly studied. This volume gathers some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to offer a new perspective for the study of religion, one that examines the works of transmission and innovation through the prism of learning. They argue that religious culture is socially and dynamically constructed by agents who are not mere passive recipients but engaged in active learning processes. Finding a middle way between the social and the cognitive, they see learning religions not as a mechanism of "downloading" but also as a social process with its relational dimension.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845453749 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Book
xvi, 157 p. ; 24 cm.
One of the most enduring and controversial issues in American education concerns the place of individual beliefs and moral standards in the classroom. Noddings argues that public schools should address the fundamental questions that teenagers inevitably rasie about the nature, value and meaning of life (and death), and to do so across the curriculum without limiting such existential and metaphysical discussions to separate religion, philosophy or even history classes. Explorations of the existence of a God or gods, and the value and validity of religious belief for societies or individuals, she writes "whether they are initiated by students or teachers, should be part of the free exchange of human concerns - a way in which people share their awe, doubts, fears, hopes, knowledge and ignorance." Such basic human concerns, Noddings maintains, are relevant to nearly every subject and should be both non-coercive and free from academic evalution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807732724 20160527
Education Library (Cubberley), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Book
xix, 358 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Book
xiv, 332 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01
Education Library (Cubberley)
AMSTUD-231X-01, EDUC-231-01, JEWISHST-291X-01, RELIGST-231X-01