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World religions in America : an introduction

Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
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This volume contains a collection of essays that survey the various religions as they are practiced and represented in the United States, and also the religious world of various ethnic and national populations. Each of 14 chapters is devoted to a religious group or topic and written by a prominent scholar in the field of religious studies. The scholars provide factual data concerning each religion or topic, as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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World religions in America.
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009006573
(OCoLC)308214850
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Neusner
ISBN: 9781611640472 1611640474
OCLC Number: 810933354
Description: 1 online resource (x, 449 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Jacob Neusner --
In the beginning --
Native Americans and their religions / Sam Gill --
Christian foundations of American religions --
Protestant Christianity in the world and in America / Martin E. Marty --
The religious world of African Americans / Peter J. Paris --
The Catholics in the world and in America / Andrew M. Greeley and Paul Murray --
The religious world of Latino/a-Hispanic Americans / Justo L. González and Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi --
Orthodox Christianity in the world and in America / Jaroslav Pelikan and John McGuckin --
Other monotheistic traditions in America --
Judaism in the world and in America / Jacob Neusner --
Islam in the world and in America / John L. Esposito --
The Bahá'í Faith in the world and in America / Mike McMullen --
More recent arrivals --
Hinduism in India and in America / Gerald James Larson --
Buddhism in the world and in America / Malcolm David Eckel --
East Asian religions in today's America / Robert S. Ellwood and Mark A. Csikszentmihalyi --
Made (or re-made) in the U.S.A --
World religions made in the U.S.A. : apocalyptic communities : Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses / Dell deChant --
World religions made in the U.S.A. : metaphysical communities : Christian Science and theosophy / Dell deChant --
New thought : a quintessentially American religion / Dell deChant --
The Church of Scientology : a very new American religion / Dell deChant and Danny L. Jorgensen --
Nature religions : American neopaganism and witchcraft / Danny L. Jorgensen --
The Latter-day Saint (Mormon) religion in America and the world / Danny L. Jorgensen --
The Unification Church / George D. Chryssides --
Issues in American religion --
Religion and women in America / Eleanor J. Stebner --
Religion and politics in America / Andrew M. Greeley and Fred Frohock with Esben Gerhauge --
Religion and society in America / William Scott Green.
Responsibility: Jacob Neusner, editor.

Abstract:

This volume contains a collection of essays that survey the various religions as they are practiced and represented in the United States, and also the religious world of various ethnic and national populations. Each of 14 chapters is devoted to a religious group or topic and written by a prominent scholar in the field of religious studies. The scholars provide factual data concerning each religion or topic, as well as their personal observations, opinions, and conclusions, giving the student not only a well-informed introduction to religions in America but also a sense that these religions are alive, active, and relevant to one's and the world's well-being. Of special interest are the chapters on religion and its relationship to women, politics, and society in general. Every chapter ends with study questions, essay topics, word explorations, and a further reading list.

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