Keywords

religion, solidarity, conflict, inequality

Abstract

Does religion foster solidarity—or fuel conflict and inequality? Today’s headlines suggest the answer is “yes” to both. Yes, as Emile Durkheim taught us, religion can be and is a force for solidarity, but at the same time, as Max Weber taught us, religion can be and is also a force for conflict and inequality. In The Ties that Bind, we consider a more specific question: is religion a force for good or ill in families around the globe?

Original Publication Citation

Wilcox, W. B, DeRose, L., &Carroll, J. S.(2019). The Ties That Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family? A commissioned report sponsored by the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution. [Equal Authors]

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Institute for Family Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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