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Pews, prayers, and participation : religion and civic responsibility in America

Author: Corwin E Smidt
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, ©2008.
Series: Religion and politics series (Georgetown University)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pews, Prayers, and Participation: Religion and Civic Responsibility in America" offers a fresh approach to key questions about what role religion plays in fostering civic responsibility in contemporary American society. In the course of their study the authors examine whether an individual exhibits a diminished, a privatized, a public, or an integrated form of religious expression, based on the individual's level  Read more...
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Smidt, Corwin E., 1946-
Pews, prayers, and participation.
Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609031391
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corwin E Smidt
ISBN: 1589012186 9781589012189 1589012178 9781589012172
OCLC Number: 192045542
Awards: Winner of Religion and Politics Section Hubert Morken Award (United States).
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Civil society, civic responsibility, and citizenship --
Religion in contemporary America --
Religion and membership in civic associations --
Religion, volunteering, and philanthropic giving --
Religion and civic capacities --
Religion and civic virtues --
Religion, civic participation, and political participation.
Series Title: Religion and politics series (Georgetown University)
Responsibility: Corwin E. Smidt [and others].
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Is the "private" experience of religion counterproductive to engagement in public life? Does the "public" experience of religion contribute anything distinctive to civic engagement? This title offers  Read more...

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