Coming Together/Coming Apart

Religion, Community and Modernity

By Elizabeth Bounds

© 1997 – Routledge

194 pages

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Paperback: 9780415912624
pub: 1997-01-08
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About the Book

The idea of "community" is increasingly vital to our individual and social well-being. Yet at the same time, our ordinary communal relations are being eroded by increased social and geographical mobility, lost traditions, and the growing pluralism of society. Examining this renewed desire for community, Coming Together/Coming Apart locates the current problems of society in the conditions of modern capitalism. Arising out of a common matrix of a world in crisis, contemporary religious, social and feminist discussions of community compose an ideological struggle over the reformation of society.

Reviews

"… finding shared values and community in America comes from valuing our differences and not from a return to the ideology of the "melting pot"…" -- Mark R. Kowalewski, Anglican Theological Review

"Coming Together, Coming Apart is a useful survey of contemporary American religious thinkers on the crisis in public ethics resulting from the transformations of life and institutions in our society under the impact of advanced capitalism." -- Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"…Coming Together, Coming Apart is a useful survey of contemporary American religious thinkers on the crisis in public ethics resulting from the transformations of life and institutions in our society under the impact of advanced capitalism

." -- Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"… a fine liberal apporach to and discussion of community … After reading this book, no one will use the term community again without realizing the complexity of the term." -- Catholic Library World

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL000000
RELIGION / General