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Religion and American cultures : an encyclopedia of traditions, diversity, and popular expressions

Author: Gary Laderman; Luis D León
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003.
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Looks at religious diversity in the United States from mainstream faiths to Wicca and Zen, discussing faith, religious practices, traditions, and history of religions. The only multicultural survey of established and new American religions, this exhaustive three volume encyclopedia explores the fascinating interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, regionalism, and popular culture. This three volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religion and American cultures.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003
(OCoLC)624473642
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Laderman; Luis D León
ISBN: 157607238X 9781576072387 157607854X 9781576078549
OCLC Number: 52109129
Awards: Winner of Best Reference Source 2003 2004 (United States)
Description: 3 volumes (1046 pages) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. African American religions. African American Christianity ; African American religious leaders ; African Americans and Islam ; African-derived American religions --
Asian American religious communities. Chinese American religious communities ; Japanese American religious communities ; Korean American religious communities ; Pacific Islander American religious communities ; South Asian American religious communities --
Buddhism in America. Buddhist Churches of America ; Mahayana religious communities ; Soka Gakkai International-USA ; Theravada religious communities ; Tibetan Buddhism ; Zen --
Catholicism in America. Conversion to Catholicism ; Nuns and Priests ; Our Lady of Guadalupe ; Public Catholicism ; Vatican II --
Hinduism in America. Hare Krishna movement ; Hindu temples ; Reinventions ; Vedanta Society --
Islam in America ; Ahmadiyyah movement ; Conversion to Islam ; Islamic Organizations in America ; Shi'ite movements ; Sufism in America ; Sunni religious communities --
Judaism in America. The American synagogue ; Assimilation and Jewish ethnicity ; Holocaust and Israel ; Jewishness/Judaism in America ; Politics and the identity of American Jews --
Latina/Latino religious communities. Central and South American religious communities ; Cuban American religious communities ; Feminist theology from a Mujerista perspective ; Latina/Latino Protestantism ; Mexican American religious communities ; Puerto Rican religious communities --
Native American religions and politics. Nationhood ; Native North American art ; Repatriation ; Shamanism ; Two-spirit people ; New age. Channeling ; Goddess spirituality ; New age bestsellers ; Raëlian movement ; Whiteshamanism ; Wicca --
New religious traditions. Christian Science ; Communitarian movements ; Mind cure ; Mormonism ; Seventh-day Adventism ; Vampire culture --
Orthodox Christianity. Greek Orthodoxy ; Native Alaskan Orthodoxy ; Oriental Orthodoxy ; Protestants and orthodoxy ; Russian Orthodoxy --
Protestantism in America. Church growth movement ; Denominationalism ; Emotion ; Evangelicalism and gender ; Pentecostalism ; Puritanism. v. 2. The body. Asian body practices ; Christian spiritual practices ; Clothing ; Ecstasy ; Pain ; Piercing ; Tattooing ; Wounding --
Death. AIDS quilt ; Autopsies ; Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) ; Euthanasia ; Mourning Rituals ; Roadside Shrines ; Spiritualism --
Generations. Aging, eldership, and religion ; Baby boomers ; Children and young people ; The family ; Generation X --
Material culture. Christian retailing ; Modern Catholic Church decorations ; Victorian Bibles --
Popular culture. Advertising ; Cultural saints ; Faith ; Film ; Religion in the news --
Popular theodicies. Antebellum America ; Civil War and the late nineteenth century ; Colonial period ; Evil in the twentieth century --
Public theologies and political culture. Civil religion ; Civil Rights movement ; Conservatism ; Feminisms ; Fundamentalism ; Law ; Liberalism --
Ritual and performance. Childbirth ; Civic and political ritual performances ; Dance ; Feminist theater ; Funerals ; Gender shows ; Prayer ; Sports ; Therapy and healing ; Tourism ; Weddings --
Sacred space. Cyberspace ; Las Vegas ; Nature ; Shopping malls ; Shrines ; The suburban home --
Sacred time. Ancient communities of time ; Christmas ; Easter ; End times ; Fourth of July ; Thanksgiving ; Vacations --
Science. Evolution ; Healing ; Human Genome Project ; Science fiction ; Technology --
Sexuality. Abortion ; The Bible and Sodom in America ; Masturbation ; Reproduction ; Sexual dissidence ; Sexual identities --
Violence. Apocalypticism ; Lynching ; Sacrifice ; Terrorism ; War. v. 3. Privileges and prerogatives granted by their Catholic majesties to Christopher Columbus (1492) ; Excerpt from Anne Hutchinson Trial (1637) ; Excerpt from Cambridge Platform, Congregational Church synod (1648) ; The Maryland Toleration Act (1649) ; Half-Way Covenant, Congregational Synod (1662) ; Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges (1701) ; Excerpts from Magnalia Christi Americana : or, the Ecclesiastical history of New England (1702) / Cotton Mather ; Sinners in the hands of an angry God, (July 8, 1741) / Jonathan Edwards ; The eternity of hell-torments (1772) / George Whitefield ; Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) ; Excerpt from The salvation of all men (1784) / Charles Chauncy ; Excerpt from Of the religion of deism compared with the Christian religion, and the superiority of the former over the latter (1804) / Thomas Paine ; To the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation (January 10, 1806) / Thomas Jefferson ; Letter to Thomas Jefferson (September 14, 1813) / John Adams ; Excerpt from Unitarian Christianity (1830) / William Ellery Channing ; Excerpt from What a revival of religion is (1835) / Charles Grandison Finney ; Excerpt from Appeal to the Christian women of the South (1836) / Angelina E. Grimké ; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (February 2, 1848) ; Another camp meeting (1850) / Sojourner Truth ; Treaty with the Apache (July 1, 1852) ; A plea for Captain John Brown (1859) / Henry David Thoreau ; Georgia secession (January 29, 1861) ; Motives to early piety (1861) / Harlan Page ; The Battle Hymn of the Republic (1862) / Julia Ward Howe ; Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) / Abraham Lincoln ; The new colossus (1883) / Emma Lazarus ; Pittsburgh Platform, Central Conference of American Rabbis (1885) ; The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the Colored Woman (1888) / Frances E.W. Harper ; Excerpt from The gospel of wealth (1889) / Andrew Carnegie ; Excerpt from Theosophy and the Theosophical Society : the meaning of the name (1889) / H.P. Blavatsky ; Remarks at the World's Parliament of Religions, Chicago (September 11, 1893) / Swami Vivekananda ; Excerpt from A history of the warfare of science with theology in Christendom (1896) / Andrew Dickson White ; Excerpt from The complete works of Swami Vivekananda / Swami Vivekananda ; Excerpt from The souls of Black folk (1903) / W.E.B. Dubois ; In memoriam : W.J.B. (1925) / H.L. Mencken ; The screen as a religious teacher, in Theatre (June, 1927) / Cecil B. DeMille ; The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 ; Christ in Alabama (1931) / Langston Hughes ; Excerpt from A common faith (1934) / John Dewey ; Clergy letter to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (November 15, 1935) / Cyril E. Bentley ; The liturgy the basis of social regeneration, from The liturgy of the church according to the Roman rite and Orate Frates (1938) / Virgil Michel ; Aims and purposes (1940) / Dorothy Day ; Civil liberties : the individual and the community (March 14, 1940) / Eleanor Roosevelt ; Excerpt from There is a river : the story of Edgar Cayce (1945) / Thomas Sugrue ; Excerpt from Minority report (1956) / H.L. Mencken ; Military-industrial complex speech (1961) / Dwight Eisenhower ; What the Muslims want from the Nation of Islam (1964) / Elijah Muhammad ; I have a dream (1963) / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Religion and evolution, 1 : On evolution, from The Catholic encyclopedia, volume 5 (1967) / O.W. Garrigan ; Religion and evolution, 2 : The churches and evolution, from Changing man : the threat and the promise (1968) / Philip Hefner ; How to remember, from Here and hereafter (1968) / Ruth Montgomery ; Homosexuality and the Church, in Christianity and crisis (1977) / James Nelson ; Inaugural address (January 20, 1977) / Jimmy Carter ; Camp David Accords (September 17, 1978) ; Excerpt from Creative visualization (1978) / Shakti Gawain ; American Indian Religious Freedom Act, United States Congress (1978) ; Excerpt from Listen, America! (1980) / Jerry Falwell ; Declaration on euthanasia, Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican (May 5, 1980) ; The evil empire speech, delivered to the National Association of Evangelicals, Orlando, Florida (March 8, 1983) / Ronald Reagan ; Excerpt from Dancing in the light (1985) / Shirley Maclaine ; Excerpt from Sex and death at the age of fourteen (1986) / Spalding Gray ; Excerpt from Songs for America : poems by Daisaku Ikeda (1987) / Daisaku Ikeda ; Lyrics from Ale Brider/We're all brothers, on Shvaygen = Toyt (Silence equals death) Piranha Records (1988) / Klezmatics ; Buddhism is the clear mirror that reflects our lives, delivered at the first SGI-USA women's division meeting, Soka University of America, Calabasas, California (February 27, 1990) / Daisaku Ikeda ; Excerpt from The new world order (1991) / Pat Robertson ; Excerpt from The unseen shore : memories of a Christian Science childhood (1991) / Thomas Simmons ; Religious Freedom Restoration Act, United States Congress (1993) ; Renewing the heart of faith : a prophetic convergence of the people of God, in Sojourners (February, 1993) / Jim Wallis ; Anonymous letter from parents of a gay son, in Lutheran Partners (January/Febraury, 1994) ; Difference is no excuse for hatred, in Christian social action (May, 1994) / Diana Eck ; Indian Sacred Sites, Executive Order 13007 (May 24, 1996) / William J. Clinton ; Excerpt from The healing of America (1997) / Marianne Williamson ; A season for understanding : observance of Islam's Holy Period of Ramadan Begins Monday with fasting and an emphasis on self-restraint and generosity ... (November 25, 2002) / Teresa Watanabe ; September 11 attack on America, Proclamation 7462 (September 13, 2001) / George W. Bush ; Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America (November 2, 2002) / Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Responsibility: Gary Laderman & Luis León, editors ; foreword by Amanda Porterfield.
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