In the Course of a Lifetime
Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change
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In the Course of a Lifetime by Michele Dillon
Book Description"In the Course of a Lifetime" provides an unprecedented portrait of the dynamic role religion plays in the everyday experiences of Americans over the course of their lives. The book draws from a unique sixty-year-long study of close to two hundred mostly Protestant and Catholic men and women who were born in the 1920s and interviewed in adolescence, and again in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and late 1990s. Woven throughout with rich, intimate life stories, the book presents and analyzes a wide range of data from this study on the participants' religious and spiritual journeys. A testament to the vibrancy of religion in the United States, "In the Course of a Lifetime" provides an illuminating and sometimes surprising perspective on how individual lives have intersected with cultural change throughout the decades of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520249011
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michele Dillon
Introduction to Sociological Theory, Paperback (January 2014)
The extensively revised and updated second edition combines carefully chosen primary quotes with wide-ranging discussion and everyday illustrative examples to provide an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary sociological theory.
Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, Paperback (August 2003)
This Handbook showcases research and thinking in the sociology of religion.
Catholic Identity, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Michele Dillon
Michele Dillon investigates why pro-change Catholics continue to remain actively involved with the Church.
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Author Biography - Michele Dillon
Michele Dillon, Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, is author of Catholic Identity: Balancing Reason, Faith and Power and Debating Divorce: Moral Conflict in Ireland. She edited Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Paul Wink, Professor of Psychology at Wellesley College, has written extensively on adult development and is coeditor, with J. James, of The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Post-Retirement Period.
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