Protestant Catholic Jew An Essay in American Religious Sociology [ kindle ] AUTHOR Will Herberg

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Rly religious aspects of American life Mr Herberg illumines many facets of the American reality and each chapter presents surprising and yet very compelling theses about the religious life of this country Of all these perhaps the most telling is his thesis that America is not so much a melting pot as three fairly separate melting pots Reinhold Niebuhr New Yorks Times Book Review. Herberg s observations of the societal dynamics of the early 20th century can be applied to modern day immigration A uniue perspective on 1st 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants

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Protestant Catholic Jew An Essay in American Religious Sociology

The most honored discussion of American religion in mid twentieth century times is Will Herberg's Protestant Catholic Jew It spoke precisely to the mid century condition and speaks in still applicable ways to the American condition and at its best the human condition Martin E Marty from the IntroductionIn Protestant Catholic Jew Will Herberg has written the most fascinating essa. Herberg presents an interesting look at American religious sociology in the late fifties and it s well worth the read if that s your area of interest Some of his claims like the absence of a successor to Clarence Darrow are less than justified and he has a semi masturbatory tone when discussing the religious revival in the United StatesHe s far from objective and that bothers me given that he s supposed to be a sociologist Still its a worthwhile read just keep in mind that there s definitely an agenda present

Summary Protestant Catholic Jew An Essay in American Religious Sociology

Y on the religious sociology of America that has appeared in decades He has digested all the relevant historical sociological and other analytical studies but the product is no mere summary of previous findings He has made these findings the basis of a new and creative approach to the American scene It throws as much light on American society as a whole as it does on the peculia. This book can be of use to someone interested in looking at immigration through the lens of religion over several generations That said Herberg s book as a whole rests far too many of its conclusions on unsubstantiated claims farfetched assumptions and contradictory evidence


5 thoughts on “Protestant Catholic Jew An Essay in American Religious Sociology

  1. says:

    Herberg presents an interesting look at American religious sociology in the late fifties and it's well worth the read if that's your area of

  2. says:

    This book can be of use to someone interested in looking at immigration through the lens of religion over several generations That said Herberg's book as a whole rests far too many of its conclusions on unsubstantiated claim

  3. says:

    Herberg's observations of the societal dynamics of the early 20th century can be applied to modern day immigration A uniue perspective on 1st 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants

  4. says:

    Sociological analysis of religion in American from colonial times up to the 1950s when this was written Very interesting stuff to me

  5. says:

    Protestant Catholic Jew is a study of religion and acculturation in the United States after the mass migration of the nineteenth century Will Herberg attempts to examine the triple melting pot theory proposed by RJR Kennedy

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