For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Religion and Social Change
The Influence of Religion on American Culture
  • Gerhard Falk
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Religion and Social Change. The Influence of Religion on American Culture
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Despite America's famous "separation of Church and State," religion obviously holds an enormous influence on nearly all aspects of society. Prof. Falk looks at major traditional religious groupings in the US and discusses how they influence the family, education, government, the economy, philanthropy, violence, music, and the media.

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Dr. Gerhard Falk is a senior professor of sociology with a distinguished career at Buffalo State College. He has published dozens of books and over 40 journal articles, presenting facts and evaluating changes in sex and gender roles, perceptions of aging, and the continuing need for intimacy and gender identity felt by older people, plus social factors that affect crime and criminal behavior in America.

Prof. Falk has been awarded the New York State Research Foundation's Award for Scholarship; the Buffalo State College President's Award for Creativity; and The New York State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence.

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Western society is becoming less religious, more secular, every day, as science answers some of the profound questions that inspired a belief in the supernatural. But society requires more than the laws of physics to hold it together, of course,...
Western society is becoming less religious, more secular, every day, as science answers some of the profound questions that inspired a belief in the supernatural. But society requires more than the laws of physics to hold it together, of course, and so far religion is the institution that has provided the most clear-cut moral guidelines, even for non-believers. Religion has also inspired many of our greatest artistic endeavors. But religion can also be used for crass commercial interests or worse, to divide people and fuel violence. Drawing parallels and contrasts between Catholicism, mainline Protestantism, and Judaism, Dr. Falk talks about history and philosophy, political campaigns, social movements, popular music, literature and life. He shows how religious traditions influence us and how they impact politics, social stratification and even the military.

Pages 230
Year: 2018
BISAC: REL000000 RELIGIONÃ??' / General
BISAC: SOC039000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
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