Religion in America

Religion in America

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For undergraduate courses in Religion in America.Concise, yet thorough, this text introduces the vast variety of religious groups and activities-both ecclesiastical and popular-that make up the American religious picture today. It presents the academic study of religion within the context of the humanities, discussing religion in a spirit of mutual exploration and learning, rather than in terms of what is "right" and "wrong." Coverage emphasizes the current state of today's religions, paying particular attention to the religious diversity found in the United States.
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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 154.7 x 227.3 x 16.8mm | 467.79g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130209929
  • 9780130209924

Table of contents

I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS. Introduction: Responding to Religious Diversity. 1. Studying and Describing Religion. 2. Religion in the Life of the United States. II. CONSENSUS RELIGION. 3. Consensus Protestants. 4. Catholics in the United States. 5. Living a Jewish Life in the United States. 6. Humanism and the Unitarian Universalists. III. ALTERNATIVES TO THE CONSENSUS. 7. Christianities That Began in the United States. 8. Alternative Themes in American Christianity. 9. Ethnic Christianity. 10. Muslims in the United States. 11. Hindus and Buddhists in the United States. 12. Other Religious and Spiritual Movements. 13. Religion as an Individual and Cultural Problem. Epilogue: Neighbors, Not Strangers.
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