America Religions and Religion

ISBN-10: 0534627390
ISBN-13: 9780534627393
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $172.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Since its first publication in 1981, AMERICA: RELIGION AND RELIGIONS 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 extensive, influential scholarship in a clear manner that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism, the growth of postpluralism and the culture of religious combinations, recent religious change among Native Americans, renewed interest in the Kabbalah among Jews and others, present-day concerns in Catholicism and among Protestants, the Christian Right, new spirituality, religion and sexuality.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Introduction
Manyness: THE ORIGINAL CAST
Original Manyness: Tradition and Change among Native Americans
Native American Diversity
Common Characteristics in Religion
Differences in Native American Religious Traditions
Change in Native American Traditions
Israel in a Promised Land: Jewish Religion and Peoplehood
The Jewish Immigrations
Jewishness and Peoplehood
Judaism as Biblical Religion
Jewish Tradition and the Consecration of Time
American Forms of Judaism
American Judaism and Contemporary Life
Bread and Mortar: the Presence of Roman Catholicism
Spanish Missions
French Missions
English Colonies
Roman Catholic Religion
The American Saga of Catholicism
Word from the Beginning: American Protestant Origins and the Liberal Tradition
The Religion of the Reformation
The Reformation in England
The Reformation in the English Colonies
Colonial Foreshadowings of Liberalism
Liberalism in the American Revolution
Early Liberal Heyday: From the Revolution to the Civil War
From Gilded Age into Twentieth Century
Protestant Liberalism in Recent Times
Restoring an Ancient Future: the Protestant Churches and the Mission Mind
Mission on the Home Front
Mission to the World
Black Center: African American Religion and Nationhood
West African Religions
New Land, New Religion
Black Christianity
The Black Church in Freedom.Black Religion in the Twentieth Century and After
Manyness: Newmade In America
Visions of Paradise Planted: Nineteenth-Century New Religions
Sectarianism and Nineteenth-Century New Religions
The Mormons
The Christian Scientists
The Seventh-day Adventists
The Jehovah's Witnesses
Communalism
Homesteads of the Mind: Belief and Practice in Metaphysics
The Religious Meaning of Metaphysics
Metaphysical Sources in the Western Tradition
Traditional Practice in the Colonies
The Metaphysical Revival of the Nineteenth Century
Popular Metaphysics in a New Nation
Later American Metaphysics
Manyness: Patterns of Expansion and Contraction
East is West: Eastern Peoples and Eastern Religion
Nearer East: Eastern Orthodoxy
Middle East: Islam
Farther East: Hinduism
Farther East: Buddhism
East is West: Expansion, Contraction, and Combination
Fundamentals of the New Age: Present-Time Pluralism and Postpluralism
The New Age and New Spirituality
Patterns of Contemporary Contraction: Conservative Religion Come of Age
Expansion and Contraction, Pluralism and Postpluralism
Oneness: American Religion, American Identity
The Public, the Civil, and the Culture of the Center
Public Protestantism
The Protestant Code
The Protestant Cultus
The Protestant Creed
Civil Religion
Cultural Religion
Many Centers Meeting
Conflicts
Coalitions
Combinations
Summing Up the Present
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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