America Religions and Religion

ISBN-10: 1133050026

ISBN-13: 9781133050025

Edition: 5th 2013

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Description: 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 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, recent religious change among Native Americans, the development of Islam in America, Jewish renewal and "post-ethnic" Judaism, the "emergent church" movement among liberal evangelicals, the expanded role of women in Catholic communities, and the growth of "new spirituality."

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List price: $173.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Preface to the First and Second Editions
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Introduction An Elephant in the Dark
Defining Religion
Religion and Boundaries
Two Kinds of Religion
Components of a Religious System
A Short Description of Religion
Finding American Religion
Many Religions and One Religion
More about Boundaries
A Short Tour of American Religious History in the Text
In Overview
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
The Oglala
The Hopi
Change in Native American Traditions
In Overview
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
The Ceremonial Cycle
The Moral Law
The Moral Law in the United States
American Forms of Judaism
American Judaism and Contemporary Life
In Overview
Bread and Mortar: The Presence of Roman Catholicism
Spanish Missions
French Missions
English Colonies
Roman Catholic Religion
The Consecration of Space: Sacramentalism
The Consecration of Time: The Liturgical Cycle
Paraliturgical Devotions
Ethics and Morality
The American Saga of Catholicism
Ethnicity
Pluralism and Americanization in Historical Perspective
Pluralism and Americanization: The Later Twentieth Century and On
In Overview
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
Anglican Virginia
Puritan New England
Pluralist New York and Pennsylvania
Colonial Foreshadowing's 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
In Overview
Restoring an Ancient Future: The Protestant Churches and the Mission Mind
Mission on the Home Front
Christianizing Relative, Friend, and Neighbor
Institutionalizing the Mission Mind
Christianizing Nearby Strangers
Mission to the World
In Overview
Black Center: African American Religion and Nationhood
West African Religions
New Land, New Religion
Black Christianity
The Invisible Institution
The Black Church in Freedom
Black Religion in the Twentieth Century and After
The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement
Combination and Creation in New Religious Movements
The Religion of Blackness
In Overview
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
The Shakers
The Oneida Perfectionists
Paradise Found and Paradise Lost: An Afterword
In Overview
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
Astrology
Witchcraft
The Metaphysical Revival of the Nineteenth Century
Popular Metaphysics in a New Nation
Spiritualism
Theosophy
New Thought
Mystical and Psychic Frontiers
Later American Metaphysics
In Overview
Manyness: Patterns of Expansion and Contraction
East Is West: Eastern Peoples and Eastern Religions
Nearer East: Eastern Orthodoxy
Eastern Orthodox Religion
Orthodoxy in the United States
Middle East: Islam
The Religious Meaning of Islam
Transformations of Islam in the United States
Islam and New Religions: The Example of Baha'i
Farther East: Hinduism
Religious Themes in Hinduism
Hinduism in the United States
Farther East: Buddhism
The Religion of Buddhism
Buddhism in the United States
East Is West: Expansion, Contraction, and Combination
In Overview
Fundamentals
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