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Silk, Mark

Works: 32 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 8,177 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL2525, 973.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Silk
The American establishment by Leonard Solomon Silk( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the historical roots, major institutions, and individuals who have shaped the American establishment, its beliefs, and its future
Unsecular media : making news of religion in America by Mark Silk( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mark Silk uncovers the journalistic mind as only a working newspaper reporter can. He ties that mind to America's religious culture as only a trained historian can and challenges all the standard allegations about the 'secularity of the media' as no one else ever has."--William Dean, author of The Religious Critic in American Culture
The future of Evangelicalism in America by Candy Gunther Brown( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Future of Evangelicalism in America, thematic chapters on culture, spirituality, theology, politics, and ethnicity reveal the sources of the movement's dynamism, as well as significant challenges confronting the rising generations. A collaboration among scholars of history, religious studies, theology, political science, and ethnic studies, the volume offers unique insight into a vibrant and sometimes controversial movement, the future of which is closely tied to the future of America
Spiritual politics : religion and America since World War II by Mark Silk( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revealing account of spirituality and society, Mark Silk examines the idea of the Judeo-Christian tradition and explores the intriguing connections between religion and politics in the major episodes of our time
Making capitalism work by Leonard Solomon Silk( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Capitalism Work examines how capitalism has evolved and how it is currently working in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, and the industrialized countries of the West. Recognizing the strengths of different capitalist regimes, the book suggests ways for each to remedy its defects. In the process, the authors show that policies based on a belief in an unfettered free market have failed both economically and politically. The book argues that a strong governmental role remains essential to assure prosperity, to insulate citizens from the fluctuations of the market, and to meet the responsibilities of the rich to the poor and of present generations to future ones
One nation, divisible : how regional religious differences shape American politics by Mark Silk( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Nation, Divisible shows how geographical religious diversity has shaped public culture in eight distinctive regions of the country and how regional differences influence national politics. --from publisher description
Religion and public life in the Mountain West : sacred landscapes in transition by Mark Silk( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huge mountain ranges and vast uninhabited areas characterize the Mountain West. The region is home to several dense urban centers, but there is enough space between cities for three very distinct religious cultures to develop. Arizona and New Mexico's religious public life is still dominated by the Catholic church which was in place three centuries before these areas became U.S. states. Mormons came to Utah and Idaho in the 19th century to set up their own church-state and only later were admitted to the Union. Religious minorities from Native Americans to 'mainstream' Protestants must contend
Religion and public life in the South : in the evangelical mode( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 2002, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court had a two-ton monument of the Ten Commandments installed in the rotunda of the Montgomery state judicial building. But this action is only a recent case in the long history of religiously inspired public movements in the American South. From the Civil War to the Scopes Trial to the Moral Majority, white Southern evangelicals have taken ideas they see as drawn from the Christian Scriptures and tried to make them into public law. But blacks, women, subregions, and other religious groups also vie for power within and outside this Southern Religious Establishment. Religion & Public Life in the South gives voice to both the establishment and its dissenters and shows why, more than in any other region of the country, religion drives public debate in the South
Religion and public life in the Pacific Northwest : the none zone by Patricia O'Connell Killen( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: When asked their religious identification, more people answer "none" in the Pacific Northwest than in any other region of the United States. But this does not mean that the region's religious institutions are without power or that Northwesterners who do attend no place of worship are without spiritual commitments. With no dominant denomination, Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, Catholics, Jews, adherents of Pacific Rim religious traditions, indigenous groups, spiritual environmentalists, and secularists must vie or sometimes must cooperate with each other to address the regions' pressing economic, environmental, and social issues. One cannot understand this complex region without understanding the fluid religious commitments of its inhabitants. And one cannot understand religion in Oregon, Washington and Alaska without Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest
Religion and public life in the midwest : America's common denominator?( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike other volumes in the Religion by Region series, Religion and Public Life in the Midwest includes chapters devoted to a single city (Chicago), a single mainline Protestant denomination (Lutheranism), and religious variations in urban, suburban, and rural settings. This fourth book in the series does not neglect the pervasive image of the typical Midwesterner, but it does let the region's marbled religious diversity come through."--Jacket
Religion and public life in New England : steady habits, changing slowly by Andrew Walsh( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although stoical New Englanders may not be showy about it, religion continues to play a powerful role in their culture. In fact, their very reticence to discuss religion may stem from long-standing religious divisions in the region. Beginning in the 1840s, Catholics flocked to the region and soon challenged the Protestant establishment. Tensions between the powerful mainline Protestant minority and the Catholic majority continue to this day. This third volume in the Religion by Region series devotes many of its pages to these two dominant groups. Yet the authors do not overlook the roles of conservative Protestants, African Americans, and Jews. Religion & Public Life in New England also imagines the long-term effects of recent developments such as the arrival of non-Judeo-Christian religions to the region and the Catholic priest sexual abuse scandal. This volume provides a very readable account of religion in this most regional of U.S. regions."--Jacket
The future of Catholicism in America by Patricia O'Connell Killen( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholics constitute the largest religious community in the United States. Yet most American Catholics have never known a time when their church was not embroiled in controversies over liturgy, religious authority, cultural change, and gender and sexuality. Today, these arguments are taking place against the backdrop of Pope Francis's progressive agenda and the resurgence of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. What is the future of Catholicism in America? This volume considers the prospects at a pivotal moment. Contributors - scholars from sociology, theology, religious studies, and history - look at the church's evolving institutional structure, its increasing ethnic diversity, and its changing public presence. They explore the tensions among members of the hierarchy, between clergy and laity, and along lines of ethnicity, immigration status, class, generation, political affiliation, and degree of religious commitment. They conclude that American Catholicism's future will be pluriform--reflecting the variety of cultural, political, ideological, and spiritual points of view that typify the multicultural, democratic society of which Catholics constitute so large a part
Religion and public life in the Middle Atlantic region : the fount of diversity( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Middle Atlantic region's religious diversity began in the 17th century and continues today. European religious minorities recognized the need to tolerate other faiths if they themselves were to be tolerated. From Quaker Pennsylvania to English Catholic Maryland to New York with no state religion, the Middle Atlantic colonies inspired the framers of the Constitution to keep a wall of separation between religion and government. But the religious diversity of the region is tempered by the many religious institutions that have centers in the area, especially in Washington, DC and New York City. The diversity here is due less to fluid identities and emerging religions than to many established religious institutions recognizing and tolerating each other. Protestant, Catholic and Jewish traditions function alongside each other here and they make room for the religions of new immigrants."--Publisher's website
Religion and public life in the southern crossroads : showdown states( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The region that has produced our last three presidents is ground zero of America's current culture wars. Comprising Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, it is a land of borders where East meets West, South meets North, and Anglo America meets the cultures of Mexico and the Caribbean. Here, cultural and religious conflicts have long been a way of life: Methodists, Baptists, Pentecostals, and Catholics; Latinos, Blacks, and Native Americans all strive with and against each other around agendas of family, gender, race, and turf. This book examines the distinctive character of this Southern region and shows how it is shaping the religious politics of America today. - Back cover
Religion and public life in the Pacific region : fluid identities( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of mainline Protestantism in America by James David Hudnut-Beumler( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As recently as the 1960s, more than half of all American adults belonged to just a handful of mainline Protestant denominations-Presbyterian, UCC, Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and American Baptist. Presidents, congressmen, judges, business leaders, and other members of the elite overwhelmingly came from such backgrounds. But by 2010, fewer than 13 percent of adults belonged to a mainline Protestant church. What does the twenty-first century hold for this once-hegemonic religious group?In this volume, experts in American religious history and the sociology of religion examine the extraordinary decline of mainline Protestantism over the past half century and assess its future. Contributors discuss the demographics of mainline Protestants; their beliefs, practices, and modes of worship; their political views and partisan affiliations; and the social and moral questions that unite and divide Protestant communities. Other chapters examine Protestant institutions, including providers of health care and education; analyze churches' public voice; and probe what will come from a diminished role relative to other groups in society, especially the ascendant evangelicals. Far from going extinct, the book argues, the mainline Protestant movement will continue to be a vital remnant in an American religious culture torn between the contending forces of secularism and evangelicalism
Religion on the international news agenda( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and American politics : the 2000 election in context by Mark Silk( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientia rerum : the place of example in later medieval thought by Mark Silk( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esutaburisshumento = The American Establishment : Amerika o ugokasu erīto gunzō by Leonard Solomon Silk( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Unsecular media : making news of religion in America
Spiritual politics : religion and America since World War IIMaking capitalism workOne nation, divisible : how regional religious differences shape American politicsReligion and public life in the Mountain West : sacred landscapes in transitionReligion and public life in the South : in the evangelical modeReligion and public life in the Pacific Northwest : the none zoneReligion and public life in the midwest : America's common denominator?Religion and public life in New England : steady habits, changing slowly
Alternative Names
Reuel-Silk, M. 1950-

Reuel-Silk, Mark 1950-

Silk, M. 1950-

Silk, M. R. 1950-

Silk, Mark, R. 1950-

Silk, Mark Reuel

Silk Mark Reuel 1950-....

Silk, Marl Reuel 1950-...

실크, 마크 1950-

실크, 마크 루얼 1950-

シルク, マーク

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Japanese (2)