World Religions in America Fourth Edition

This book presents not only the better-known religions of America, Christianity and Judaism, but also the religious world of Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanic or Latin Americans, as well as the old religions newly ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611640474

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America

religions in the contemporary world, no matter what their age or relation to a mainstream, are confined within a single set of national boundaries. Nonetheless, the focus of this set remains on a selection of religions that have had, ...

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780275987121

Category: History

Page: 304

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Describes more than thirty new and alternative religions practiced in America, covering their history, philosophy, leaders, religious practices, and the controversies that arise around them.

America s Religions

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America . Westport , Conn . : Greenwood , 2006 . Gardell , Mattias . Gods of the Blood : The Pagan Revival and White Separatism . Durham , N . C . : Duke University Press , 2003 .

Author: Peter W. Williams



Category: History

Page: 712

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A panoramic introduction to religion in America, newly revised and updated

America Religions and Religion

Seeing the inwardaturning growth of religious regiona First and alism juxtaposed to the cultural stretch toward religions of the East tells us more Second Editions . . . . . . than seeing either of these two phenomena alone.

Author: Catherine L. Albanese

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133709400

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Since its first publication in 1981, AMERICA: RELIGIONS AND RELIGION has become the standard introduction to the study of American religious traditions. Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field of American religions, this textbook has introduced thousands of students to the rich religious diversity that has always been a hallmark of the American religious experience. Beginning with Native American religious traditions and following the course of America's religious history up to the present day, this text gives students the benefit of the author's rigorous scholarship in clear language that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety of recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism and, especially, a combinative postpluralism in which different faiths in America subtly begin to borrow from one another. The new edition examines postethnic Judaism in the Jewish Renewal movement and other instances, the growing Womenpriest movement among American Catholics, and the development of Islam in America in the light of September 11, 2001. It surveys the emerging church movement among liberal evangelicals and others, and follows the growth of a new spirituality that is much broader than the New Age movement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Religion in America

New York: Library of America, 2002. Slotkin,J. S. The Peyote Religion: A Study in Indian-White Relations. Glencoe, Ill.: Free Press, 956. Smith, Hannah Whitall. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life. Westwood, N.J.: Revell, 952.

Author: Timothy L. Hall

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108125

Category: Electronic books

Page: 497

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Presents an overview of the history of religion in America and includes excerpts from primary source documents, short biographies of influential people, and more.

Religion in America A Very Short Introduction

American Religions: A Documentary History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. ... Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America. ... Religion in a Free Market: Religious and Non-Religious Americans, Who, What, Why, Where.

Author: Timothy Beal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199729517

Category: History

Page: 144

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It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current reality of religion in America, this Very Short Introduction is the go-to book they need. Timothy Beal describes many aspects of religion in contemporary America that are typically ignored in other books on the subject, including religion in popular culture and counter-cultural groups; the growing phenomenon of "hybrid" religious identities, both individual and collective; the expanding numbers of new religious movements, or NRMs, in America; and interesting examples of "outsider religion," such as Paradise Gardens in Georgia and the People Love People House of God in Ohio. He also offers an engaging overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day. Beal sees three major forces shaping the present and future of religion in America: first, unprecedented religious diversity, which will continue to grow in the decades to come; second, the information revolution and the emergence of a new network society; and third, the rise of consumer culture. Taken together, these forces offer the potential to create a new American pluralism that would enrich society in unimaginable ways, but they also threaten the great ideal of e pluribus unum. With visual aids that help readers navigate America's diverse religious landscape, this informative, thoughtful, and provocative book is a must-read in the emerging public conversation concerning religion in America. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Religion in America The Basics

NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIONS Native Americans played a formative role in the religious history of colonial America. After all, somewhere between 2 million and 10 million Native Americans resided on the continent when Europeans started ...

Author: Michael Pasquier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317617746

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Religion in America: The Basics is a concise introduction to the historical development of religions in the United States. It is an invitation to explore the complex tapestry of religious beliefs and practices that shaped life in North America from the colonial encounters of the fifteenth century to the culture wars of the twenty-first century. Far from a people unified around a common understanding of Christianity, Religion in America: The Basics tracks the steady diversification of the American religious landscape and the many religious conflicts that changed American society. At the same time, it explores how Americans from a variety of religious backgrounds worked together to face the challenges of racism, poverty, war, and other social concerns. Because no single survey can ever satisfy the need to know more and think differently, Religion in America prepares readers to continue studying American religions with their own questions and perspectives in mind.

America s Alternative Religions

379 New Religions and American Indian Religion James R. Lewis 0 381 The Church of Scientology: Lightning Rod for ... to Alternative Religions O 417 Appendix H: Chronology of Alternative Religions in America 0 437 List of Contributors 0 ...

Author: Timothy Miller

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 1438413114

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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This is a source of reliable information on the most important new and alternative religions covering history, theology, impact on the culture, and current status. It includes a chapter on the Branch Davidians.

Religion in America

Contemporary Native American Spirituality Native American religion clearly is not “new.” It was the religion of the earliest people who lived here. There is also great diversity within the religious of the Native Americans.

Author: Julia Corbett Hemeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317283902

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Religion in America, 7th Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated to reflect current events and trends, this new edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer presents the study of religion as a tool for developing appreciation of communities of faith other than one’s own and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.

A Documentary History of Religion in America

It's shocking, and genuinely hopeful for politics in America. SuggeSted Reading (ChapteR 8) For an insightful historical overview of the fact of religious diversity in American history and of various reactions to that diversity, ...

Author: Edwin Scott Gaustad

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802873588

Category: History

Page: 800

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Students and scholars have long turned to the two-volume Documentary History of Religion in America for access to the most significant primary sources relating to American religious history. Published here in a single volume for the first time, the work in this fourth edition has been both updated and condensed, allowing instructors to more easily use the material in one semester. --