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Product Description: Counter to popular perceptions, contemporary American sociology is and promotes a profoundly sacred project at heart. Sociology today is in fact animated by sacred impulses, driven by sacred commitments, and serves a sacred project...read more

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9780199377138 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 5, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Counter to popular perceptions, contemporary American sociology is and promotes a profoundly sacred project at heart.

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9781587433030 | Brazos Pr, August 1, 2011, cover price $22.99

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9781587433290 | Reprint edition (Brazos Pr, August 1, 2012), cover price $20.00

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What is a person? This fundamental question is a perennial concern of philosophers and theologians. But, Christian Smith here argues, it also lies at the center of the social scientist’s quest to interpret and explain social life. In this ambitious book, Smith presents a new model for social theory that does justice to the best of our humanistic visions of people, life, and society.Finding much current thinking on personhood to be confusing or misleading, Smith finds inspiration in critical realism and personalism. Drawing on these ideas, he constructs a theory of personhood that forges a middle path between the extremes of positivist science and relativism. Smith then builds on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, and William Sewell to demonstrate the importance of personhood to our understanding of social structures. From there he broadens his scope to consider how we can know what is good in personal and social life and what sociology can tell us about human rights and dignity.Innovative, critical, and constructive, What Is a Person? offers an inspiring vision of a social science committed to pursuing causal explanations, interpretive understanding, and general knowledge in the service of truth and the moral good.

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9780226765914 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 15, 2010, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: What is a person?

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9780226765945 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 30, 2011, cover price $31.00

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Product Description: American evangelicalism has recently experienced a new openness to Roman Catholicism, and many evangelicals, both famous and ordinary, have joined the Catholic Church or are considering the possibility. This book helps evangelicals who are exploring Roman Catholicism to sort out the kinds of concerns that typically come up in discerning whether to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church...read more

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9781610970334 | Wipf & Stock Pub, June 9, 2011, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: American evangelicalism has recently experienced a new openness to Roman Catholicism, and many evangelicals, both famous and ordinary, have joined the Catholic Church or are considering the possibility.

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Product Description: How important is religion for young people in America today? What are the major influences on their developing spiritual lives? How do their religious beliefs and practices change as young people enter into adulthood? Christian Smith's Souls in Transition explores these questions and many others as it tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of emerging adults, ages 18 to 24, in the U...read more

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9780195371796 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 14, 2009, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: How important is religion for young people in America today?

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The book that I've written deals with two main investigations relative to the Vince Foster investigation and the Clinton administration's investigation they brought about claiming there was a conspiracy to embarrass them. I take the reader through all my decision making relative to these issues along with the foreign policy decisions that I've influenced. I also research the assassinations of Ron Brown, Danny Casalaro, Princess Diana, and how the scenario evolved where the Chinese government would come to be able to influence the Clinton administration's policies. In addition to those assassinations that are some how connected I also research the JFK assassination and circumstances surrounding the assassination to support who I believe is likely to have carried out the murder taking into account other events or assassination that many of the believed suspects or back up assassins were involved in. After reading this book the historical time line and circumstances surrounding the JFK assassinations should make enough sense that the reader should come to my very own conclusion as for who murdered him.

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9781425712778 | Xlibris Corp, June 30, 2006, cover price $31.99

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9781425712761 | Xlibris Corp, June 12, 2006, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: The book that I've written deals with two main investigations relative to the Vince Foster investigation and the Clinton administration's investigation they brought about claiming there was a conspiracy to embarrass them.

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Product Description: In innumerable discussions and activities dedicated to better understanding and helping teenagers, one aspect of teenage life is curiously overlooked. Very few such efforts pay serious attention to the role of religion and spirituality in the lives of American adolescents...read more

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9780195180954 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, February 24, 2005, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: In innumerable discussions and activities dedicated to better understanding and helping teenagers, one aspect of teenage life is curiously overlooked.

By Christian Smith (editor)

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9780520230002 | Univ of California Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $85.00

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9780520235618 | Univ of California Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $36.95

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A comprehensive analysis of the Protestant evangelical movement in contemporary America, drawing from a three-year national study, offers insights into the surprisingly diverse goals and values of the men and women who comprise this religious group.

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9780520220416 | Univ of California Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: A comprehensive analysis of the Protestant evangelical movement in contemporary America, drawing from a three-year national study, offers insights into the surprisingly diverse goals and values of the men and women who comprise this religious group.

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9780520234703, titled "Christian America: What Evangelicals Really Want" | Univ of California Pr, May 1, 2002, cover price $34.95

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9780195131406 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 20, 2000, cover price $25.00

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9780195147070 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 6, 2001, cover price $19.99

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By Joshua Prokopy (editor) and Christian Smith (editor)

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9780415921053 | Routledge, April 1, 1999, cover price $160.00

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9780415921060 | Routledge, April 1, 1999, cover price $49.95

Miscellaneous:

9780203010129 | Routledge, March 18, 1999, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Evangelicalism is one of the strongest religious traditions in America today; 20 million Americans identify themselves with the evangelical movement. Given the modern pluralistic world we live in, why is evangelicalism so popular?Based on a national telephone survey and more than three hundred personal interviews with evangelicals and other churchgoing Protestants, this study provides a detailed analysis of the commitments, beliefs, concerns, and practices of this thriving group...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780226764184 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Evangelicalism is one of the strongest religious traditions in America today; 20 million Americans identify themselves with the evangelical movement.

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9780226764191 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Evangelicalism is one of the strongest religious traditions in America today; 20 million Americans identify themselves with the evangelical movement.

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By Christian Smith (editor)

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9780415914048 | Routledge, June 1, 1996, cover price $110.00

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9780415914055 | Routledge, September 1, 1996, cover price $49.95

'Though more a study of US interest groups and social movements, provides useful information on US policy toward Central America. Somewhat sympathetic toward the peace movements' goals and to their definition of 'harassment.''--Handbook of Latin AmericanStudies, v. 57.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/

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9780226763354 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 1, 1996, cover price $92.00 | About this edition: 'Though more a study of US interest groups and social movements, provides useful information on US policy toward Central America.

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'Though more a study of US interest groups and social movements, provides useful information on US policy toward Central America. Somewhat sympathetic toward the peace movements' goals and to their definition of 'harassment.''--Handbook of Latin AmericanStudies, v. 57.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/

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9780226763361 | Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 1996, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: 'Though more a study of US interest groups and social movements, provides useful information on US policy toward Central America.

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