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Dillon, Michele 1960-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 6,780 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Michele Dillon
A handbook of the sociology of religion by Michele Dillon( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook showcases current research and thinking in the sociology of religion. The contributors, all active writers and researchers in the area, provide original chapters focusing on select aspects of their own engagement with the field. Aimed at students and scholars who want to know more about the sociology of religion, this handbook also provides a resource for sociologists in general by integrating broader questions of sociology (e.g. demography, ethnicity, life course, inequality, political sociology) into the analysis of religion. This handbook illustrates the validity of diverse theoretical perspectives and research designs to understanding the multilayered nature of religion as a sociological phenomenon."--Jacket
In the course of a lifetime : tracing religious belief, practice, and change by Michele Dillon( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Course of a Lifetime provides an unprecedented portrait of the dynamic role religion plays in the everyday experiences of Americans over the course of their lives. The book draws from a unique sixty-year-long study of close to two hundred Protestant and Catholic men and women who were born in the 1920s and interviewed in adolescence, and again in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and late 1990s. Woven throughout with rich and intimate life stories, the book presents and analyzes a wide range of data from this study on the participants' religious and spiritual journeys. Michele Dillon and Paul Wink explore how such factors as early life experiences, personality traits, marriage and parenthood, mid-life, retirement, and adversity influenced the participants' religious engagement. In turn, they ask how religion and spirituality relate to well-being, community participation, political attitudes, health, depression, life satisfaction, and the fear of death. A testament to the vibrancy of religion in the United States, In the Course of a Lifetime provides an illuminating and sometimes surprising perspective on how individual lives have intersected with cultural change throughout the decades of the twentieth-century"--Publisher description
Introduction to sociological theory : theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first century by Michele Dillon( )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining carefully chosen primary quotes with extensive discussion and everyday illustrative examples, this book provides an in-depth introduction to classical and contemporary theory."--Publisher's website
American Catholics in transition by William V D'Antonio( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Catholic Church has received much negative press in recent years, from priest abuse scandals to the investigation of nuns. But the heart of the church runs much deeper than these challenges, and the Catholic faith in America continues to evolve. American Catholics in Transition paints a vibrant picture of the diverse church today, outlining changes in the past as well as looking toward continuity and change in the future. The book looks at provocative topics facing Catholics today, including views on church a
Debating divorce : moral conflict in Ireland by Michele Dillon( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1986 a national opinion poll indicated that over half of Irish voters favored an upcoming referendum to remove the constitutional ban on divorce. Yet, after nine weeks of vigorous debate during which forces on both sides of the issue presented their cases to the public, the amendment was defeated. In Debating Divorce, Michele Dillon uses the divorce referendum debate in Ireland as a base from which to explore the long-standing sociological preoccupation with how societies decide questions of values. Focusing on culture and moral conflict, she examines the stances adopted by the major players in the debate: the government and the political parties, the Catholic church, women, the print and broadcast media, and activists on both sides. Although the issues of moral conflict that Dillon discusses have special relevance in demarcating Irish cultural values, they also apply to how people in general reason about morals and values. The author highlights the nature of moral discourse, the use of contradictory arguments in moral reasoning, the difficulty of trying to shift moral paradigms during nonrevolutionary times, and the impossibility of keeping facts and values distinct as people grapple with conflicting moral claims. Examining the divorce question within historical themes of economic insecurity and Catholic identity, Dillon argues that the discourses articulated during the debate illustrate a universal tension between the forces of tradition and those of modernity. She dissects Irish opposition to divorce in terms of current challenges to rationality and its association with progress and goodness. Debating Divorce will appeal to sociologists and scholars of Irish studies, communication, culture, and religion, as well as to general readers with an interest in Ireland or moral discourse
Catholic identity : balancing reason, faith, and power by Michele Dillon( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been well documented that American Catholics tend to be Catholics on their own terms, or to choose to remain Catholic while selectively embracing official Church doctrine. This book investigates why pro-change Catholics remain with the Church
Postsecular Catholicism : relevance and renewal by Michele Dillon( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic Church faces the challenge of maintaining its relevance in an increasingly secularized society. On issues ranging from sexuality and gender equality to economic policy and social welfare, the church hierarchy is frequently out-of-step with Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Postsecular Catholicism, Michele Dillon argues that the Church's relevance is increasingly contingent on its ability to incorporate secular experiences and expectations into the articulation of the Church's teachings. Informed by the postsecular notion that religious and secular actors should recognize their mutual relevance in contemporary society, Dillon examines how secular realities and church doctrine intersect in American Catholicism. She shows that the Church's 21st-century commitment to institutional renewal has been amplified by Pope Francis's vision of public Catholicism and his accessible language and intellectual humility. Combining wide-ranging survey data with a rigorous examination of Francis's statements on economic inequality, climate change, LGBT rights, and women's ordination, the highly consequential Vatican Synod on the Family, and the US Bishops' religious freedom campaign, Postsecular Catholicism assesses the initiatives and strategies impacting the Church's relevance in the contemporary world. -- Provided by publisher
Church ethics and its organizational context : learning from the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church by Jean M Bartunek( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church Ethics and Its Organizational Context is the first book to provide a broadly interdisciplinary approach to understanding the leadership crisis in the Catholic Church in the wake of the sex abuse scandal and how it was handled
Michele Dillon defines secularization( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michele Dillon defines secularization as the sociological idea that religion would become less important as other, more rational institutions grew to dominate society
Michele Dillon defines denomination( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michele Dillon defines denomination as a description of the range of different religious bodies. She discusses the emergence of denomination and how it is expressed
Michele Dillon defines spiritual but not religious( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michele Dillon describes a rise in the number of people identifying as spiritual rather than aligning with a traditional religious institution. She explains that these people are often seeking to differentiate their politics from their religious beliefs
The possibilities for a pluralistic Catholicism by Michele Dillon( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michele Dillon discusses sociology of religion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Michele Dillon describes the sociology of religion and its main academic debates. She explains that she became interested in the field after seeing how relevant religion still is in the seemingly secular United States. Major debates now focus on the post-secular era, as religion is seeing a resurgence, but in a different form than society expects
Values and religion in rural America : attitudes toward abortion and same-sex relations by Michele Dillon( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire are supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's initiative to strengthen rural families and by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Introduction to Sociological Theory, ETextbook : Theorists, Concepts, and Their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century by Michele Dillon( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, politics, and the environment in rural America by Michele Dillon( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire are supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's initiative to strengthen rural families and by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Everyday food practices among three low-income groups : rural, homeless, and refugee by Amy L Redman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stretching ties : social capital in the rebranding of Coos County, New Hampshire by Michele Dillon( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What I like when I can't say by Michele Dillon( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book is a journaling tool for all who want friends and loved ones to know their story from childhood to adulthood. Should circumstances lead to you no longer being able to speak or communicate, your words will be in this book. Each page has paragraphs to guide you in writing on a particular subject, with plenty of space for your personal information. Once completed, the book is to be shared with those who love you and will care for you. They will know your preferences and needs, leading to a better caregiving experience for all."--Amazon.com
Youth culture in Ireland by Michele Dillon( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A handbook of the sociology of religion
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In the course of a lifetime : tracing religious belief, practice, and changeIntroduction to sociological theory : theorists, concepts, and their applicability to the twenty-first centuryDebating divorce : moral conflict in IrelandCatholic identity : balancing reason, faith, and power
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English (121)