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Immigrant faiths : transforming religious life in America

Author: Karen Isaksen Leonard
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent immigration is changing American religion. No longer only a Protestant, Christian, or even Judeo-Christian nation, the United States is increasingly home to religious traditions from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Covering groups from across the United States and a range of religious traditions, Immigrant Faiths provides an overview to this expanding subfield."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Isaksen Leonard
ISBN: 0759108161 9780759108165 075910817X 9780759108172
OCLC Number: 56347754
Description: 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: God is apparently not dead : the obvious, the emergent, and the still unknown in immigration and religion / Alex Stepick --
"Brought together upon our own continent" : race, religion, and evangelical nationalism in American Baptist home missions, 1865-1900 / Derek Chang --
Daddy Grace : an immigrant's story / Danielle Brune Sigler --
Ritual transformations in Okinawan immigrant communities / Ronald Nakasone and Susan Sered --
Religion and the maintenance of ethnicity among immigrants : a comparison of Indian Hindus and Korean Protestants / Pyong Gap Min --
Changing religious practices among Cambodian immigrants in Long Beach and Seattle / Thomas J. Douglas --
Religion and transnational migration in the new Chinatown / Kenneth J. Guest --
The Protestant ethic and the dis-spirit of vodou / Karen Richman --
Structural and cultural hybrids : religious congregational life and public participation of Mexicans in the new South / Marie Friedmann Marquardt --
Historicizing and materializing the study of religion : the contribution of migration studies / Manuel A. Vásquez.
Responsibility: edited by Karen I. Leonard [and others].
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Recent immigrants are creating their own unique religious communities within existing denominations or developing hybrid identities that combine strands of several faiths or traditions. Covering  Read more...

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