Religion in America

ISBN-10: 0205645208
ISBN-13: 9780205645206
Edition: 6th 2009 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Religion in Americagives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, theSixth Editioncontinues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities as a tool for developing understanding and appreciation of communities of faith other than ones own, and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.

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Preface
Preliminary Considerations
Introduction: Religious America: Diversity and Freedom
Studying and Describing Religion
Why Study Religion?
Studying Religion as a Part of the Humanities
Describing Religion
Popular Religion
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Religion in the Life of the United States
Disestablishment and the Constitution
By the Numbers: Data on Religious America
Religion after 9-11
Civil Religion and Beyond
Religion on Campus
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Conflict and Controversy
Sexual Misconduct by the Clergy
Gays and Lesbians in Communities of Faith
Religion and Violence After 9-11
Religious Expression in a Religiously Diverse Culture
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Christianity in the United States-Commonality and Diversity
The Waning Influence of Mainline Protestantism and the New Evangelical Majority
Christian Faith and Practice: Overview
Protestant Christianity
Mainline Protestantism
Denominational Distinctiveness
Evangelicals: The New Center in American Protestantism
Women in Protestantism
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Christianity in American Culture: Diverse Themes
Evangelical Christianity in American Culture: Three Cases
Megachurches
The Religious-Political Right
Separatist Fundamental Christians
Holiness Christians
Pentecostal Christianity
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Catholic Christianity: Sacramental Community
The Distinctiveness of Catholic Christianity
Additional Distinctive Catholic Beliefs
Catholic Worship: Word and Sacrament
Catholic Lifestyles in the United States
The Church as a Social Institution
The Second Vatican Council, 1962-1965
Who Are American Catholics?
Women in the Catholic Church
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Ethnic Diversity in Christianity: Two Examples
Ethnic Christianity
Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the United States
African American Christianity
The Changing Face of Ethnic Christianity
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
American-Born Christianities
Overview
Latter-day Saints
Christian Scientists
Seventh-day Adventists
Jehovah's Witnesses
An American Innovation
Community and Reassurance
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Expanding Diversity
Living a Jewish Life in the United States
Who Is a Jew?
A Brief Historical Note
Jews and Christians
Principal Beliefs and Practices of Jewish People
One Judaism, Several Expressions
Jewish Women
Holocaust, Memory, and Religiousness
Anti-Semitism
Into the Future
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Muslims in the United States: A Growing Minority
Islam, and Islam in the United States
Muhammad
The Qur'an
Beliefs
The Five Pillars of Islam
Muslims in the United States
Muslim College Students
Muslim Organizations
Muslima: Muslim Women in America
Islam and Black Americans
Into the Future
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Humanism and the Unitarian Universalists
What Is Humanism?
Humanism in the United States
Humanist Organizations
Atheism and Agnosticism
Unitarian Universalists
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Hindus and Buddhists: Asia Comes to America
Hinduism and Hindus in the United States
American Buddhists and Buddhism
The Call of the Orient
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Other Religious and Spiritual Movements
The Religions of the Native Americans
The New Age Movement
The Self-Help Movement and Twelve-Step Programs
Feminist Wicca
The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Religion on the Web
Satanism
Christian Identity
Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing
For Further Reading
Relevant World Wide Web Sites
Epilogue: Community and Communication
Index

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