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Roof, Wade Clark

Overview
Works: 69 works in 253 publications in 2 languages and 14,217 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: BL2525, 306.60973
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Most widely held works by Wade Clark Roof
Contemporary American religion( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This excellent source furnishes students and scholars with information on contemporary religion, personalities, and popular topics from Fundamentalist Christianity to feng shui."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
A generation of seekers : the spiritual journeys of the baby boom generation by Wade Clark Roof( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby Boomers comprise over one third of the population, and however elusive it may be, there is something called a "boomer culture"--Including a search far spiritual style. In this monumental study, premier sociologist Wade Clark Roof uses the life stories of prototypical boomers to reveal the soul of a generation that now embodies our new leaders in politics, business, and education. Encapsulated in these stories is a sense of a generation's spiritual and religious experience while it searches for its own distinctive style in an uncertain world. A generation born over the span of years from 1946 to 1964, baby boomers include those growing up during the turbulent 1960s, in the mid-to-late 1970s during a time of evangelical and charismatic revival, and still others in the 1980s, with its smorgasbord of New Age spiritualities. With a population of seventy-six million, boomers defy easy generalizations about their beliefs and practices, but they are the generation that is altering the religious landscape of America in the 1990s. At every stage in their life cycle, boomers have had, and continue to have, a dominating influence on how Americans live and think and believe. Already being utilized by religious and social leaders, marketers, and media specialists, Roof's research, presented with intimate portraits and incisive analysis, reveals a generation of diverse seekers who share surprising commonalities. They value experience over beliefs, distrust institutions and leaders, stress personal fulfillment over community, and are fluid in their allegiances. Now in their thirties and forties, boomers, states Roof in his introduction, "are no longer, if ever most of them were, to be thought of as the 'Me Generation' caught up in their own selfish pursuits; instead, this is a maturing generation of individuals concerned not just with their inner lives, but with their outer lives. We sense that they are reaching out to commit themselves to something of importance, yearning for relationships and connections, longing for more stable anchors for their lives."
Spiritual marketplace : baby boomers and the remaking of American religion by Wade Clark Roof( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the shifting demographics and dynamics of American religion since the 1960s, and traces the rise of personal spirituality and New Age beliefs such as angels, astrology, and Native American spirituality gauging their effects on traditional religion
American mainline religion : its changing shape and future by Wade Clark Roof( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in America today( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in the nineties by Wade Clark Roof( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community & commitment : religious plausibility in a liberal Protestant church by Wade Clark Roof( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans and religions in the twenty-first century( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and residence in American cities( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World order and religion by Wade Clark Roof( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The post-war generation and establishment religion : cross-cultural perspectives( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For those who make up what we now call "the Baby-Boom generation," World War II is more than a backdrop to history: It signifies the beginning of a new world. Amidst dramatic changes in international political and economic systems, the advent of television, and cultural pluralism, this generation has come to take for granted new perspectives on the meaning and purpose of family, politics, education, and, most notably, religion. This is the first book to offer a comparative analysis of the impact this post-war generation has had on Christianity around the world. Taking a cross-cultural approach, the contributors examine ten developed countries, including England, France, Germany, Australia, and the United States, and explore the ways baby boomers have helped reshape and redefine "establishment religions"--That is, the dominant, primarily Christian institutions. Looking at the Church of England, the Catholic Church in France, the Lutheran Church in Sweden, and other institutions, the authors of the study find similarities with the ways baby boomers have affected religion in various countries. Yet the peculiar and historical context of each nation has fostered some striking differences as well. The researchers' conclusions are broad and far-reaching, shedding light on the fate of religion both in countries now modernizing and in those countries moving through the modern to the postmodern. Sociologists, historians, and scholars of religion will profit from the insights put forth here on religion in a postmodern context
Work, family, and religion in contemporary society by Nancy Tatom Ammerman( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until recently, religious institutions have been organized to suit the traditional American family, where the wife stayed at home, caring for children. Today, churches and synagogues are beginning to adapt to the reality of the American family: dual-career marriages, high levels of divorce, interfaith marriages, partnerships that may not be marriages. Religious organizations must serve families that don't fall into the Ozzie and Harriet mold. The first group of papers in this edited volume documents changing trends in the connection between religion, work, and the family. In the secon
Beyond establishment : Protestant identity in a post-Protestant age( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious pluralism and civil society( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging divided worlds : generational cultures in congregations by Jackson W Carroll( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal Protestantism : realities and possibilities by Liberal Protestantism( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and public life in the Pacific region : fluid identities( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of global religion( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together perspectives from the principal social sciences of religion, this encyclopedia give an overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects
Mainstream Protestantism in the twentieth century : its problems and prospects by Dorothy C Bass( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of global religion by Mark Juergensmeyer( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The multi-volume Encyclopedia of Global Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects. The encyclopedia includes topics related to the diaspora of cultures and dispersions of peoples; the transitional aspects of religious ideas and practices; the cultural diversity of religious traditions; and the responses of religion-both negative and positive-to multicultural society. The volumes include essays on the contemporary religious society of every country in the world. The contr
 
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A generation of seekers : the spiritual journeys of the baby boom generation
Alternative Names
Clark Roof, Wade 1939-

Roof, Wade C. 1939-

Roof, Wade Clark

Wade Clark Roof a sociologist of religion

Wade Clark Roof Amerikaans socioloog

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English (177)

German (1)

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A generation of seekers : the spiritual journeys of the baby boom generationSpiritual marketplace : baby boomers and the remaking of American religionAmerican mainline religion : its changing shape and futureAmericans and religions in the twenty-first centuryThe post-war generation and establishment religion : cross-cultural perspectivesWork, family, and religion in contemporary societyBeyond establishment : Protestant identity in a post-Protestant ageReligious pluralism and civil society