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Williams, Rhys H.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 2,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BR560.S7, 261.70974426
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rhys H Williams
A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city by N. J Demerath( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The civic culture. Recalling the immediacy and provocativeness of classic community studies like Middletown and Yankee City, the work draws on the voices of Springfielders themselves, while it exposes tendencies that prevail throughout contemporary America. This is a tale of two establishments: Protestant for three centuries, Springfield has been for last fifty years a Catholic city. In looking at its emerging demographic, political, and economic patterns, the book shows
Cultural wars in American politics : critical reviews of a popular myth( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That contemporary American politics is divided into two differing ideological, moral, and lifestyle groups - a divide so severe as to constitute a "cultural war"--Is a widely-held popular belief
The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city by Jessica M Barron( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Urban Church Imagined illuminates the dynamics surrounding white urban evangelical congregations' approaches to organizational vitality and diversifying membership. Many evangelical churches are moving to urban, downtown areas to build their congregations and attract younger, millennial members. The urban environment fosters two expectations. First, a deep familiarity and reverence for popular consumer culture, and second, the presence of racial diversity. Church leaders use these ideas when they imagine what a "city church" should look like, but they must balance that with what it actually takes to make this happen. In part, racial diversity is seen as key to urban churches presenting themselves as "in touch" and "authentic." Yet, in an effort to seduce religious consumers, church leaders often and inadvertently end up reproducing racial and economic inequality, an unexpected contradiction to their goal of inclusivity. Drawing on several years of research, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams explore the cultural contours of one such church in downtown Chicago. They show that church leaders and congregants' understandings of the connections between race, consumer culture, and the city is a motivating factor for many members who value interracial interactions as a part of their worship experience. But these explorations often unintentionally exclude members along racial and classed lines
Religion and progressive activism : new stories about faith and politics by Ruth Braunstein( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To many mainstream-media saturated Americans, the terms 'progressive' and 'religious' may not seem to go hand-in-hand. As religion is usually tied to conservatism, an important way in which religion and politics intersect is being overlooked. [This book] focuses on this significant intersection, revealing that progressive religious activists are a driving force in American public life, involved in almost every political issue or area of public concern. This volume brings together [contributors] who dissect and analyze the inner worlds and public strategies of progressive religious activists from the local to the transnational level. It provides insight into documented trends, reviews overlooked case studies, and assesses the varied ways in which progressive religion forces us to deconstruct common political binaries such as right/left and progress/tradition...[This] book engages and rethinks long accepted theories of religion, of social movements, and of the role of faith in democratic politics and civic life."--
Promise Keepers and the new masculinity : private lives and public morality( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred companies : organizational aspects of religion and religious aspects of organizations by N. J Demerath( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholars who took part in this effort were challenged to apply new perspectives to the study of religious organizations, especially that strand of contemporary secular organizational theory known as "New Institutionalism." The result was this groundbreaking volume, which includes papers on various aspects of such topics as the historical sources and patterns of U.S. religious organizations, contemporary patterns of denominational authority, the congregation as an organization, and the interface between religious and secular institutions and movements. The contributors include an interdisciplinary mix of scholars from economics, history, law, social administration, and sociology
The Urban Church Imagined : Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City by Jessica M Barron( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part, racial diversity is seen as key to urban churches presenting themselves as "in touch" and "authentic." Yet, in an effort to seduce religious consumers, church leaders often and inadvertently end up reproducing racial and economic inequality, an unexpected contradiction to their goal of inclusivity. Drawing on several years of research, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams explore the cultural contours of one such church in downtown Chicago. They show that church leaders and congregants' understandings of the connections between race, consumer culture, and the city is a motivating factor for many members who value interracial interactions as a part of their worship experience. But these explorations often unintentionally exclude members along racial and classed lines.
A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city by N. J Demerath( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and Progressive Activism : New Stories About Faith and Politics( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New stories about religiously motivated progressive activism challenge common understandings of the American political landscape.To many mainstream-media saturated Americans, the terms "progressive" and "religious" may not seem to go hand-in-hand. As religion is usually tied to conservatism, an important way in which religion and politics intersect is being overlooked. Religion and Progressive Activism focuses on this significant intersection, revealing that progressive religious activists are a driving force in American public life, involved in almost every political issue or area of public concern. This volume brings together leading experts who dissect and analyze the inner worlds and public strategies of progressive religious activists from the local to the transnational level. It provides insight into documented trends, reviews overlooked case studies, and assesses the varied ways in which progressive religion forces us to deconstruct common political binaries such as right/left and progress/tradition. In a coherent and accessible way, this book engages and rethinks long accepted theories of religion, of social movements, and of the role of faith in democratic politics and civic life. Moreover, by challenging common perceptions of religiously motivated activism, it offers a more grounded and nuanced understanding of religion and the American political landscape
Cultural power. Religion and politics in an american city by Rhys H Williams( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social movement theory and the sociology of religion : "cultural resources" in strategy and organization by Rhys H Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural contexts of collective action : constraints, opportunities, and the symbolic life of social movements by Rhys H Williams( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many are called but few obey : ideological commitment and activism in operation rescue by Rhys H Williams( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Organizational change in theological schools : dilemmas of ideology and resources by Rhys H Williams( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sociology of culture and sociology of religion( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, ideology and electoral politics by Gerald M Platt( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A bridging of faiths : religion and politics in a New England city
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Promise Keepers and the new masculinity : private lives and public morality
Alternative Names
Rhys Williams

ريس وليامز اجتماعي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

Languages
English (50)