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Description - The Quiet Hand of God by Robert Wuthnow

This collection of essays paints a portrait of American Protestantism at the beginning of the 21st century - a denomination that has remained quietly, but firmly, influential in the public sphere. Mainline Protestants may have steered clear of the controversial, attention-grabbing tactics of the religious Right, but they remain culturally influential and continue to impact American society through political action and the provision of social services. The contributors to this volume address religion's larger role in society and covers such topics as welfare, ecology, family, civil rights, and homosexuality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520233133
ISBN-10: 0520233131
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. His most recent books are Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist (California, 2001), Growing Up Religious (1999), After Heaven (California, 1998), and Loose Connections (1998). John H. Evans is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (2002).

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