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World Religions in America : An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0664253008

ISBN-13: 9780664253004

Edition: 1st

Authors: Jacob Neusner

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In this revised and expanded edition of a WJK classic, outstanding contributors present overviews of the world's major religions as they are practiced in America.From Hinduism to Judaism, contributors provide basic, accessible information about each religion, discussing its history, its founders, and, in particular, its development in America. Throughout, attention is given to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Also included are outstanding chapters on how religion relates to women, politics, and society.Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that…    
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List price: $16.00
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Language: English

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Native Americans and Their Religionsp. 8
Protestant Christianity in the World and in Americap. 24
The Religious World of African Americansp. 48
The Catholics in the World and in Americap. 66
The Religious World of Hispanic Americansp. 78
Orthodox Christianity in the World and in Americap. 92
Judaism in the World and in Americap. 106
Hinduism in India and in Americap. 124
Buddhism in the World and in Americap. 142
East Asian Religions in Today's Americap. 154
Islam in the World and in Americap. 172
World Religions Made in the U.S.A.: Apocalyptic Communities--Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnessesp. 186
World Religions Made in the U.S.A.: Metaphysical Communities--Christian Science and Theosophyp. 202
The Church of Scientology: A Very New American Religionp. 220
Nature Religions: American Neopaganism and Witchcraftp. 238
The Baha'i Faith in the World and in Americap. 256
The Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Religion in America and the Worldp. 272
Religion and Women in Americap. 290
Religion and Politics in Americap. 302
Religion and Society in Americap. 314
Glossaryp. 323
Indexp. 333
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