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Meaning & Moral Order: Explorations in Cultural Analysis

Robert Wuthnow

Meaning & Moral Order: Explorations in Cultural Analysis

Robert Wuthnow

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"Meaning and Moral Order goes beyond classical, neoclassical, and poststructural theories of culture in its attempt to move away from problems of meaning to a more objective concept of culture. Innovative, controversial, challenging, it will compel scholars to rethink many of the assumptions on which the study of ideology, ritual, religion, science, and culture have been based.

- Publisher "Thanks to explorations such as Robert Wuthnow's, it will soon be normal practice to incorporate a cultural dimension into sociological enquiry."--Mary Douglas, co-author of "Risk and Culture

- Publisher List of Tables Preface 1. A Puzzle: The Question of Religious Vitality 2. Contemporary Spirituality: Seeking the Sacred in an Era of Uncertainty 3. A Blending of Cultures: The Arts and Spirituality 4. Personal Spirituality: Art and the Practice of Spiritual Discipline 5. The Joy of Worship: Expression and Tradition in Congregational Life 6. Redeeming the Imagination: The Arts and Spiritual Virtue 7. The Morality Problem: Why Churches and Artists Disagree 8. The Artist in Everyone: Faithful Living in a Spiritual Democracy Appendix: Methodology Notes Index

- Publisher

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About "Meaning & Moral Order: Explorations in Cultural Analysis"

"Meaning and Moral Order goes beyond classical, neoclassical, and poststructural theories of culture in its attempt to move away from problems of meaning to a more objective concept of culture. Innovative, controversial, challenging, it will compel scholars to rethink many of the assumptions on which the study of ideology, ritual, religion, science, and culture have been based.
- Publisher

"Thanks to explorations such as Robert Wuthnow's, it will soon be normal practice to incorporate a cultural dimension into sociological enquiry."--Mary Douglas, co-author of "Risk and Culture
- Publisher

List of Tables Preface 1. A Puzzle: The Question of Religious Vitality 2. Contemporary Spirituality: Seeking the Sacred in an Era of Uncertainty 3. A Blending of Cultures: The Arts and Spirituality 4. Personal Spirituality: Art and the Practice of Spiritual Discipline 5. The Joy of Worship: Expression and Tradition in Congregational Life 6. Redeeming the Imagination: The Arts and Spiritual Virtue 7. The Morality Problem: Why Churches and Artists Disagree 8. The Artist in Everyone: Faithful Living in a Spiritual Democracy Appendix: Methodology Notes Index
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow is Gerhard Andlinger Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for the Study of American Religion, at Princeton University.

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  • Catalogue Code 63183
  • Product Code 0520066219
  • EAN 9780520066212
  • Pages 435
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher University Of California
  • Publication Date Apr 1989
  • Dimensions 230 x 151 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.674kg

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