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Hunter, James Davison 1955-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 12,073 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E169.12, 973.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Davison Hunter
Culture wars : the struggle to define America by James Davison Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting account of how Christian fundamentalists, Orthodox Jews, and conservative Catholics have joined forces in a battle against their progressive counterparts for control of American secular culture
Evangelicalism : the coming generation by James Davison Hunter( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles of faith, articles of peace : the religious liberty clauses and the American public philosophy( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American evangelicalism : conservative religion and the quandary of modernity by James Davison Hunter( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of character : moral education in an age without good or evil by James Davison Hunter( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Hunter has a talent for writing important books ... With The Death of Character he has done it again.--Wilfred M. McClay, University of Tennessee
Before the shooting begins : searching for democracy in America's culture war by James Davison Hunter( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to find working agreement as the common good
Is there a culture war? : a dialogue on values and American public life by James Davison Hunter( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red and Blue states ... the "Religious Right" and the "Liberal Media" ... NASCAR dads and soccer moms ... Is America clearly and bitterly divided? Are today's social and political differences truly worrisome, or the unavoidable products of a diverse democracy? In Is There a Culture War? two leading authorities on political culture lead a provocative examination of division and unity within America. Long before most pundits and analysts considered the notion of a "culture war," James Davison Hunter and Alan Wolfe were laying the groundwork for the debate. Now, for the first time, these two important thinkers join in dialogue to search for the truth about America's cultural condition. Two other brilliant voices enter the forum, commenting on Hunter's and Wolfe's views--historian Gertrude Himmelfarb and Morris Fiorina, author of Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America."--Publisher's website
Making sense of modern times : Peter L. Berger and the vision of interpretive sociology by James Davison Hunter( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To change the world : the irony, tragedy, and possibility of Christianity in the late modern world by James Davison Hunter( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. This book looks at why efforts to change the world by Christians so often fail or have gone tragically awry and how Christians in the 21st century might live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more transformative. The author appraises the most popular models of world-changing among Christians today, highlighting the ways they are inherently flawed and therefore incapable of generating the change to which they aspire. Because change implies power, all Christians eventually embrace strategies of political engagement. He offers a trenchant critique of the political theologies of the Christian Right and Left and the Neo-Anabaptists, taking on many respected leaders, from Charles W. Colson to Jim Wallis and Stanley Hauerwas. He argues that all too often these political theologies worsen the very problems they are designed to solve. What is really needed is a different paradigm of Christian engagement with the world, one that Hunter calls "faithful presence"--An ideal of Christian practice that is not only individual but institutional; a model that plays out not only in all relationships but in our work and all spheres of social life. He offers real life examples, large and small, of what can be accomplished through the practice of faithful presence. Such practices will be more fruitful, he argues, more exemplary, and more deeply transfiguring than any more overtly ambitious attempts can ever be
Thrift and thriving in America : capitalism and moral order from the Puritans to the present( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrift and Thriving in America is a collection of groundbreaking essays from leading scholars on the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. From a rich diversity of disciplinary perspectives, the volume shows that far from the narrow and attenuated rendering of thrift as a synonym of saving and scrimping, thrift possess an astonishing capaciousness and dynamism, and that the idiom of thrift has, in one form or another, served as the primary language for articulating the normative dimensions of economic life throughout much of American history. The essays put thrift in a more expansive light, revealing its compelling etymology-its sense of "thriving." This deeper meaning has always operated as the subtext of thrift and at times has even been invoked to critique its more restricted notions. So understood, thrift moves beyond the instrumentalities of "more or less" and begs the question: what does it mean and take to thrive?
The state of disunion : 1996 survey of American political culture by James Davison Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Mark; or, The making of a saint by James Davison Hunter( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 101 : January/February 2010( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of character by James Davison Hunter( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural analysis : the work of Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas by Robert Wuthnow( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a systematic examination of the theories of culture contained in the writings of four contemporary social theorists: Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas
Faith and Politics: The Christian Right( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary filmed in 1995 focuses on the efforts of the Christian conservative movement to reshape educational curriculums and public policy around the country. Ralph Reed, formerly of the Christian Coalition; Gary Bauer, formerly of the Family Research Council; the Reverend Lou Sheldon, founder of the Traditional Values Coalition; Robert Simonds, author of How to Elect Christians to Public Office; and others argue their views on issues such as creationism, gay rights, and abortion. In addition, opponents of the Christian right including Senator Arlen Specter, sociologist James Davison Hunter, and historian Martin Marty present their side of the debate. Hosted by Dan Rather
Ethically speaking : fighting an ethical war( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R. Edward Freeman, Ph. D. (Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden Gradute School of Business Administration, University of Virginia), James Davison Hunter, Ph. D. (William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies, University of Virginia and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia) and Margaret Mohrmann, M.D., Ph. D. (Harrison Medical Teaching Associate Professor of Generalist Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education, University of Virginia) debate the issues and who is responsible for teaching children right from wrong (i.e. building character and instilling moral convictions). Cheating on exams and teaching about moral dilemmas without consensus such as the death penalty, abortion, etc. are used as points of discussion
Life choices by James Davison Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To change the world : the irony, tragedy, and possibility of Christianity today by James Davison Hunter( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, Hunter presents a penetrating appraisal of the most popular models of world-changing among Christians today, highlighting the ways they are inherently flawed and therefore incapable of generating the change to which they aspire
Thrift in America : capitalism and moral order from the Puritans to the present( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thrift and Thriving in America' is a collection of essays from scholars across the humanities and social sciences on the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history
 
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Culture wars : the struggle to define America
Alternative Names
Davison Hunter, James 1955-

Hunter, James D.

Hunter, James D. 1955-

Hunter, James D. (James Davison), 1955-

James Davison Hunter American sociologist and professor

James Davison Hunter sociologist, professor

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Covers
Evangelicalism : the coming generationAmerican evangelicalism : conservative religion and the quandary of modernityThe death of character : moral education in an age without good or evilBefore the shooting begins : searching for democracy in America's culture warIs there a culture war? : a dialogue on values and American public lifeTo change the world : the irony, tragedy, and possibility of Christianity in the late modern worldThrift and thriving in America : capitalism and moral order from the Puritans to the presentCultural analysis : the work of Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas