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City of gods : religious freedom, immigration, and pluralism in Flushing, Queens

Author: R Scott Hanson
Publisher: New York : Empire States Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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City of Gods explores the history of Flushing from the colonial period to the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Known locally as the birthplace of American religious freedom, Flushing, Queens, in New York City is now so diverse and densely populated that it has become a microcosm of world religions.
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Hanson, R. Scott (Richard Scott), 1968- author.
City of gods
New York : Empire States Editions, an imprint of Fordham University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016000431
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Scott Hanson
ISBN: 9780823271597 0823271595 9780823271603 0823271609
OCLC Number: 933273954
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Chicago, 2002).
Description: xxii, 309 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Religion in Vlissingen (Flushing) from 1645 to 1945 --
Heralding the "world of tomorrow": religion and community in Flushing, 1898-1965 --
Beyond Protestant-Catholic-Jew: the Immigration Act of 1965 and the religions of new immigrants in Flushing --
A blessing and a curse? The possibilities and limits of religious pluralism --
Flushing since September 11, 2001.
Responsibility: R. Scott Hanson.

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"City of Gods breathes fresh life into the religious pluralism tradition of theorizing and study. In this compelling-often lyrical-book, R. Scott Hanson sheds new light on urban religious history and Read more...

 
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