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              The Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory
               

              The Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Christian

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              Liberation theology is a school of Roman Catholic thought which teaches that a primary duty of the church must be to promote social and economic justice. In this book, Christian Smith explains how and why the liberation theology movement emerged and succeeded when and where it di...d.
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              ISBN 9780226764108
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1991
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Disruptive Religion: The Force of Faith in Social Movement Activism
               

              Disruptive Religion: The Force of Faith in Social Movement Activism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Smith, Christian

              • RRP: $86.99
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              Despite the crucial role of religion in most societies, religious activism remains largely uninvestigated. Based on empirical evidence, this book also addresses many theoretical issues arising in the study of social movements.

              ISBN 9780415914055
              Released NZ 20 Sep 1996
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Christian America?: What Evangelicals Really Want
               

              Christian America?: What Evangelicals Really Want (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Smith, Christian

              • RRP: $69.00
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              Offers a study of the American evangelicals. This book explores the beliefs, values, commitments, and goals of the ordinary men and women who make up this misunderstood religious group. It assesses the common stereotype of evangelicals as intolerant, right-wing, religious zealots... seeking to impose a Christian moral order through political force.
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              ISBN 9780520234703
              Released NZ 15 May 2002
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

              Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Christian

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              A groundbreaking new theory of religion Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book advances an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond the problematic theoret...ical paradigms of the past. Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and personalist social theory, Christian Smith explores why humans are religious in the first place-uniquely so as a species-and offers an account of secularization and religious innovation and persistence that breaks the logjam in which so many religion scholars have been stuck for so long. Certain to stimulate debate and inspire promising new avenues of scholarship, Religion features a wealth of illustrations and examples that help to make its concepts accessible to readers. This superbly written book brings sound theoretical thinking to a perennially thorny subject, and a new vitality and focus to its study.
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              ISBN 9780691191645
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church
               

              Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church (Hardback)

              By Christoffersen, Kari; Longest, Kyle; Smith, Christian; Hill, Jonathan

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              Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen examine the development of the religious and spiritual lives of American Catholic teenagers as they grow up, graduate from high school, and leave home.

              ISBN 9780199341078
              Released NZ 29 May 2014
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

              Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Paperback, New edition)

              By Emerson, Michael O.; Smith, Christian

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              Through a nationwide survey, the authors of this study conclude that US evangelicals may actually be preserving the racial chasm, not through active racism, but because their theology hinders their ability to recognize systematic injustice.

              ISBN 9780195147070
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2001
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              What is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up
                

              What is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up (Hardback)

              By Smith, Christian

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              What is a person? This fundamental question is a perennial concern of philosophers and theologians. This book argues that it lies at the center of the social scientist's quest to interpret and explain social life. It presents a different model for social theory that does justice ...to the best of our humanistic visions of people, life, and society.
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              ISBN 9780226765914
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2010
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              Back-Pocket God: Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Emerging Adults
               

              Back-Pocket God: Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Emerging Adults (Hardback)

              By Denton, Melinda Lundquist; Flory, Richard; Foreword by Smith, Christian

              • RRP: $48.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Apr 20

              More than a decade ago, a group of researchers began to study the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. They tracked these young people over the course of a decade, revisiting them periodically to check in on the state-and future-of religion in America, and reporti...ng on their findings in a series of books, beginning with Soul Searching (2005). Now, with Back Pocket God, this mammoth research project comes to its conclusion. What have we learned about the changing shape of religion in America? Back Pocket God explores continuity and change among young people from their teenage years through the latter stages of emerging adulthood. Melinda Denton and Richard Flory find that the story of young adult religion is one of an overall decline in commitment and affiliation, and in general, a moving away from organized religion. Yet, emerging adults don't seem so much opposed to religion or to religious organizations, at least in the abstract, as they are uninterested in religion, at least as they have experienced it. Religion is like the ubiquitous smartphones in our back pockets: there to be used, when convenient, to accomplish a particular task. Back Pocket God shows that some of the popular assumptions about young people and religion are not as clear as what many people seem to believe. The authors challenge the characterizations of religiously unaffiliated emerging adults-sometimes called religious nones -as undercover atheists. At the other end of the spectrum, they question the assumption that those who are not religious will return to religion once they marry and have children. Back Pocket God sets these discussions within the larger context of the lives of emerging adults and how they view the world and their place in it.
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              ISBN 9780190064785
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost
               

              The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Freitas, Donna; Foreword by Smith, Christian

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              Originally published in hardcover in 2017 by Oxford University Press.

              ISBN 9780190054670
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Sacred Project of American Sociology

              The Sacred Project of American Sociology (Hardback)

              By Smith, Christian

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              This book shows counter-intuitively, that the secular enterprise that everyday sociology appears to be pursuing is actually not what is really going on at sociology's deepest level. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a... sacred project. This book re-asserts a vision for what sociology is most important for, in contrast with its current commitments, and calls sociologists back to a more honest, fair, and healthy vision of its purpose.
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              ISBN 9780199377138
              Released NZ 31 Jul 2014
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
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