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First ever selection of histories of yank sociology of faith, together with debts of early dissertations alterations in thought, and stories of denominations, globalization, feminism, new religions and Latino/a American faith.

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Garden City, NY: Doran. Douglass, Harlan Paul. 1928. How to Study the City Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran. Durkheim, Émile. 1915. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. London: Allen & Unwin. Fry, Charles Luther. 1924. Diagnosing the Rural Church: A Study in Method. Garden City, NY: Doran. Hill, Michael R. 2000. ” Sociological Origins 2: 75–80. James, William. 1903. Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature. New York: Longmans. Janzen, Cornelius Cicero. 1914. Americanization of the German-Russian Mennonites in Central Kansas.

Jensen seems to mean that they provide rich material for inquiry, not that they are representative of any general population of religious people. Throughout the study he refers to the functions of religious journalism, but he does not seem to adhere to a functionalism whereby postulated functional needs would inevitably create appropriate institutions. For example, he states that the “two primary functions of the religious periodical press, socialization and propaganda, conspired to strengthen its emotional tone” (p.

As Kansas began to formalize the state’s public education, the English terms had to be lengthened until they all but crowded out the German terms. German and Bible began to be (unconstitutionally) introduced into the regular school hours or offered after hours in nearby private facilities. But by 1918, after the war with Germany, antiGerman feeling in Kansas was high; mobs arrived and tore down the facilities in which the German and Bible classes were taught. Moreover, the following year Kansas prescribed that only English was to be used for education; it was not until 1923 that the United States Supreme Court nulliÀed that law as a violation of the freedom of speech.

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