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The Sociology of Hypocrisy

The Sociology of Hypocrisy Author Stephen G. Wieting
ISBN-10 9781317015345
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 240
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With close attention to the spheres of sport and religion as important sites of moral currency, this book draws on media coverage of major cases of hypocrisy, attending to differing meanings and consequences of hypocrisy within the US, France and Iceland. Instances come from scandals within the established churches, as well as cases from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Tour de France, and the inquest into the Hillsborough Disaster in the UK. It considers the importance of the context within which moral conduct takes place and the relevance of this for the occurrence of hypocritical action, while exploring also the implications of advances in computer and information technology for controlling messages and monitoring deceit. Identifying the negative effects of the detection of hypocrisy at individual and institutional levels, the author engages with the work of Goffman to argue for the importance of trust in institutions, underlining the necessity of minimizing and correcting hypocritical acts by which this is undermined. A detailed study of hypocrisy and the need for trust, this volume will appeal to scholars and students of sociology with interests in social and moral conduct, sport, religion, Goffman and the notion of social life as artifice.

Sport in Iceland

Sport in Iceland Author Vidar Halldorsson
ISBN-10 9781134812301
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 142
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Iceland is a tiny Nordic nation with a population of just 330,000 and no professional sports leagues, and yet its soccer, basketball and handball teams have all qualified for major international tournaments in recent years. This fascinating study argues that team sport success is culturally produced and that in order to understand collective achievement we have to consider the socio-cultural context. Based on unparalleled access to key personnel, including top coaches, athletes and administrators, the book explores Icelandic cultural capital as a factor in sporting success, from traditions of workmanship, competitive play and teamwork to international labour migration and knowledge transfer. The first book to focus specifically on the socio-cultural aspects of a small nation’s international sporting success, this is an original and illuminating contribution to the study of the sociology of sport. Sport in Iceland: How small nations achieve international success is fascinating reading for team sport enthusiasts, coaches, managers and organisers, as well as for any student or scholar with an interest in the sociology of sport, strategic sports development, sports policy or sports administration.

Carl J Couch and the Iowa School

Carl J  Couch and the Iowa School Author
ISBN-10 9781787431652
Release 2017-09-11
Pages 208
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This volume includes new Iowa School founder, Carl J. Couch’s previously unpublished memoir The Romance of Discovery, alongside personal reflections from friends and colleagues. It also includes an unpublished essay by Couch reflecting on his methodology and unique theoretical approach of the Iowa School of symbolic interactionism.

Christians Are Hate Filled Hypocrites and Other Lies You ve Been Told

Christians Are Hate Filled Hypocrites   and Other Lies You ve Been Told Author Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright
ISBN-10 9781441212108
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 254
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According to the media, the church is rapidly shrinking, both in numbers and in effectiveness. But the good news is, much of the bad news is wrong. Sociologist Bradley R. E. Wright uncovers what's really happening in the church: evangelicals are more respected by secular culture now than they were ten years ago; divorce rates of Christians are lower than those who aren't affiliated with a religion; young evangelicals are active in the faith. Wright reveals to readers why and how statistics are distorted, and shows that God is still effectively working through his people today.

Hypocrisy and Dissent Within the Findhorn Foundation

Hypocrisy and Dissent Within the Findhorn Foundation Author Stephen J. Castro
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038532696
Release 1996
Pages 240
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Hypocrisy and Dissent Within the Findhorn Foundation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hypocrisy and Dissent Within the Findhorn Foundation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hypocrisy and Dissent Within the Findhorn Foundation book for free.

Bad Religion

Bad Religion Author Ross Douthat
ISBN-10 9781439178331
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 352
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Traces the decline of Christianity in America since the 1950s, posing controversial arguments about the role of heresy in the nation's downfall while calling for a revival of traditional Christian practices.

Almost Christian

Almost Christian Author Kenda Creasy Dean
ISBN-10 0199758662
Release 2010-07-16
Pages 264
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Based on the National Study of Youth and Religion--the same invaluable data as its predecessor, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers--Kenda Creasy Dean's compelling new book, Almost Christian, investigates why American teenagers are at once so positive about Christianity and at the same time so apathetic about genuine religious practice. In Soul Searching, Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton found that American teenagers have embraced a "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism"--a hodgepodge of banal, self-serving, feel-good beliefs that bears little resemblance to traditional Christianity. But far from faulting teens, Dean places the blame for this theological watering down squarely on the churches themselves. Instead of proclaiming a God who calls believers to lives of love, service and sacrifice, churches offer instead a bargain religion, easy to use, easy to forget, offering little and demanding less. But what is to be done? In order to produce ardent young Christians, Dean argues, churches must rediscover their sense of mission and model an understanding of being Christian as not something you do for yourself, but something that calls you to share God's love, in word and deed, with others. Dean found that the most committed young Christians shared four important traits: they could tell a personal and powerful story about God; they belonged to a significant faith community; they exhibited a sense of vocation; and they possessed a profound sense of hope. Based on these findings, Dean proposes an approach to Christian education that places the idea of mission at its core and offers a wealth of concrete suggestions for inspiring teens to live more authentically engaged Christian lives. Persuasively and accessibly written, Almost Christian is a wake up call no one concerned about the future of Christianity in America can afford to ignore.

Grand Theft Jesus

Grand Theft Jesus Author Robert S. McElvaine
ISBN-10 9780307395801
Release 2009
Pages 327
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A critique of televangelists and the leaders of mega-churches who preach a Christianity that ignores the actual doctrine of Jesus offers an exposé of the Religious Right's pro-war, anti-gay, and pro-greed creed, which runs counter to Jesus's actual teachings, with specific criticism of such figures as Ted Haggard, Pat Robertson, Ann Coulter, and others. Reprint.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come Author Randall Balmer
ISBN-10 9780465003716
Release 2007-03-09
Pages 272
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For much of American history, evangelicalism was aligned with progressive political causes-the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, and public education. But contemporary conservative activists have defaulted on this majestic legacy, embracing instead an agenda virtually indistinguishable from the Republican Party platform. How has evangelical Christianity become so entrenched in partisan politics? Randall Balmer, an evangelical Christian and a historian of American religion, deftly combines ethnographic research, theological reflections, and historical context to examine the nature of the Religious Right today-and offers a rallying cry for liberal Christians to reclaim the noble traditions of their faith.

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion Author Craig Martin
ISBN-10 9781315474397
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 214
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A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion introduces the key concepts and theories from religious studies that are necessary for a full understanding of the complex relations between religion and society. The aim is to provide readers with an arsenal of critical concepts for studying religious ideologies, practices, and communities. This thoroughly revised second edition has been restructured to clearly emphasize key topics including: Essentialism Functionalism Authority Domination.? All ideas and theories are clearly illustrated, with new and engaging examples and case studies throughout, making this the ideal textbook for students approaching the subject area for the first time.

Fear and What Follows

Fear and What Follows Author Tim Parrish
ISBN-10 9781617038679
Release 2014-07-17
Pages 263
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Fear and What Follows is a riveting, unflinching account of the author’s spiral into racist violence during the latter years of desegregation in 1960s and 1970s Baton Rouge. About the memoir, author and editor Michael Griffith writes, “This might be a controversial book, in the best way—controversial because it speaks to real and intractable problems and speaks to them with rare bluntness.” The narrative of Parrish’s descent into fear and irrational behavior begins with bigotry and apocalyptic thinking in his Southern Baptist church. Living a life upon this volatile foundation of prejudice and apprehension, Parrish feels destabilized by his brother going to Vietnam, his own puberty and restlessness, serious family illness, and economic uncertainty. Then a near-fatal street fight and subsequent stalking by an older sociopath fracture what security is left, leaving him terrified and seemingly helpless. Parrish comes to believe that he can only be safe by allying himself with brute force. This brute influence is a vicious, charismatic racist. Under this bigot’s terrible sway, Parrish turns to violence in the street and at school. He is even conflicted about whether he will help commit murder in order to avenge a friend. At seventeen he must reckon with all of this as his parents and neighbors grow increasingly afraid that they are “losing” their neighborhood to African Americans. Fear and What Follows is an unparalleled story of the complex roots of southern, urban, working-class racism and white flight, as well as a story of family, love, and the possibility of redemption.

God and His Demons

God and His Demons Author Michael Parenti
ISBN-10 9781616143053
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 281
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A noted author and activist brings his critical acumen and rhetorical skills to bear in this polemic against the dark side of religion. Unlike some popular works by stridently outspoken atheists, this is not a blanket condemnation of all believers. Rather the author's focus is the heartless exploitation of faithful followers by those in power, as well as sectarian intolerance, the violence against heretics and nonbelievers, and the reactionary political and economic collusion that has often prevailed between the upper echelons of church and state. Parenti notes the deleterious effects of past theocracies and the threat to our freedoms posed by present-day fundamentalists and theocratic reactionaries. He discusses how socially conscious and egalitarian minded liberal religionists have often been isolated and marginalized by their more conservative (and better financed) coreligionists. Finally, he documents the growing strength of secular freethinkers who are doing battle against the intolerant theocratic usurpers in public life. Historically anchored yet sharply focused on the contemporary scene, this eloquent indictment of religion’s dangers will be welcomed by committed secular laypersons and progressive religionists alike. From the Hardcover edition.

A Faith of Our Own

A Faith of Our Own Author Sharon Kim
ISBN-10 9780813547268
Release 2010
Pages 200
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Second-generation Korean Americans, demonstrating an unparalleled entrepreneurial fervor, are establishing new churches with a goal of shaping the future of American Christianity. A Faith of Our Own investigates the development and growth of these houses of worship, a recent and rapidly increasing phenomenon in major cities throughout the United States. Including data gathered over ten years at twenty-two churches, it is the most comprehensive study of this topic that addresses generational, identity, political, racial, and empowerment issues

Hypocrisy Inc

Hypocrisy  Inc Author Rosemary Agonito
ISBN-10 1470159104
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 157
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"This surprising and informative expose examines what the Gospels actually say about social and family values, demonstrating how far they deviate from evangelical "Christian" values. The book explores how evangelicals use their values to establish a political, social, and economic ideology that exerts great power on American culture, politics, law, and policy in a way that threatens our freedoms and form of government."-back cover.


unChristian Author David Kinnaman
ISBN-10 9781441200013
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 256
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Based on groundbreaking Barna Group research, unChristian uncovers the negative perceptions young people have of Christianity and explores what can be done to reverse them.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave Author Frederick Douglass
ISBN-10 UCD:31175035186850
Release 1849
Pages 125
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave book for free.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89099600371
Release 2009
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International Review for the Sociology of Sport has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Review for the Sociology of Sport also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Review for the Sociology of Sport book for free.