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The American Religion

The American Religion
  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :305
  • ISBN : 0978721004
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Summary : In this fascinating work of religious criticism, Harold Bloom examines a number of American-born faiths: Pentecostalism, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, Southern Baptism and Fundamentalism, and African American spirituality. He traces the distinctive features of American religion while asking provocative questions about the role religion plays in American culture and in each American's concept of his or her relationship to God. Bloom finds that our spiritual beliefs provide an exact portrait of our national character.

America's Religions

America's Religions
  • Author : Peter W. Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :488
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105023109296
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Summary : In a review in the Journal of Religion, the famed Martin Marty characterized Peter Williams as a productive wonder and America's Religions: Traditions and Cultures as a rich resource for readers who would like a 'state of the art' comment on the abundant religious phenomena which surround them.Writing in Religion and American Culture, Stephen J. Stein said the book is not a story of religion in isolation from the rest of American life, but a work that has as a major emphasis the theme of Americanization, of the symbiotic relationship between religions and cultures.Williams's book widely considered the best of its kind, is a comprehensive introduction to the religious history of the United States and the traditions out of which it arose, from colonial times through the late twentieth century. Now including an updated bibliography, it presents descriptions of major religious traditions and introduces distinctive American innovations. Included are not only Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but African American, Native American, and Asian American traditions. The peace churches, liberal churches, and Mormonism also are discussed.

American Religions and the Family

American Religions and the Family
  • Author : Don S. Browning,David A. Clairmont,Assistant Professor of Theology David Clairmont
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :277
  • ISBN : 9780231138000
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Summary : Religions respond to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a variety of ways. Some religions conform to these challenges, if not capitulate to them; some critique or resist them, and some work to transform the modern societies they inhabit. In this unique collection of critical essays, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Native American thought explore the tension between modernization and the family, sexuality, and marriage traditions of major religions in America. Contributors examine how various belief systems have confronted changing attitudes regarding the meaning and purpose of sex, the definition of marriage, the responsibility of fathers, and the status of children. They also discuss how family law in America is beginning to acknowledge certain religious traditions and how comparative religious ethics can explain and evaluate diverse family customs. Studies concerning the impact of religious thought and behavior on American society have never been more timely or important. Recent global events cannot be fully understood without comprehending how belief systems function and the many ways they can be employed to the benefit and detriment of societies. Responding to this critical need, American Religions and the Family presents a comprehensive portrait of religious cultures in America and offers secular society a pathway for appreciating religious tradition.

Encyclopedia of American Religions

Encyclopedia of American Religions
  • Author : J. Gordon Melton,Gale Group
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :1408
  • ISBN : UOM:39015057946082
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Summary : This encyclopedia, revised and expanded, contains over 2600 descriptive entries on the religious and spiritual groups of the United States and Canada.

Mexican American Religions

Mexican American Religions
  • Author : Gastón Espinosa,Mario T. García
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-07-08
  • Total pages :443
  • ISBN : 0822341190
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Summary : A multidisciplinary collection of essays examining the influence of Mexican American religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and popular culture.

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

Encyclopedia of African American Religions
  • Author : Larry G. Murphy,J. Gordon Melton,Gary L. Ward
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-20
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781135513382
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Summary : Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries: * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders * 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions) * Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)

America, Religions, and Religion

America, Religions, and Religion
  • Author : Catherine L. Albanese
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :549
  • ISBN : UVA:X004501177
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Summary : 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, 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.

Introducing American Religion

Introducing American Religion
  • Author : Charles H. Lippy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : 9780980163353
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Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act

Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : SRLF:AA0006862213
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Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act: March 8, 1993, Minneapolis, MN

Proposed Amendments to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act: March 8, 1993, Minneapolis, MN
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : PURD:32754063093664
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The Encyclopedia of American Religions, Religious Creeds

The Encyclopedia of American Religions, Religious Creeds
  • Author : J. Gordon Melton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :838
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013406163
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Summary : On t.p.: A compilation of more than 450 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada.

American Religion

American Religion
  • Author : Mark A. A. Chaves
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-25
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780691159669
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Summary : Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is not always clear what they mean when they tell pollsters they believe in God or pray. American Religion presents the best and most up-to-date information about religious trends in the United States, in a succinct and accessible manner. This sourcebook provides essential information about key developments in American religion since 1972, and is the first major resource of its kind to appear in more than two decades. Mark Chaves looks at trends in diversity, belief, involvement, congregational life, leadership, liberal Protestant decline, and polarization. He draws on two important surveys: the General Social Survey, an ongoing survey of Americans' changing attitudes and behaviors, begun in 1972; and the National Congregations Study, a survey of American religious congregations across the religious spectrum. Chaves finds that American religious life has seen much continuity in recent decades, but also much change. He challenges the popular notion that religion is witnessing a resurgence in the United States--in fact, traditional belief and practice is either stable or declining. Chaves examines why the decline in liberal Protestant denominations has been accompanied by the spread of liberal Protestant attitudes about religious and social tolerance, how confidence in religious institutions has declined more than confidence in secular institutions, and a host of other crucial trends.

The Visual Culture of American Religions

The Visual Culture of American Religions
  • Author : David Morgan,Sally M. Promey,University of California Press
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :427
  • ISBN : 0520225228
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Summary : Contemporary artists have often clashed with conservative American evangelicals, giving the impression that art and religion are completely at odds. These essays challenge this tension by investigating their long-standing relationship from the early-19th century to the present day.

Religion in America: The Basics

Religion in America: The Basics
  • Author : Michael Pasquier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-04
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781317617747
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Summary : Religion in America: The Basics is a concise introduction to the historical development of religions in the United States. It is an invitation to explore the complex tapestry of religious beliefs and practices that shaped life in North America from the colonial encounters of the fifteenth century to the culture wars of the twenty-first century. Far from a people unified around a common understanding of Christianity, Religion in America: The Basics tracks the steady diversification of the American religious landscape and the many religious conflicts that changed American society. At the same time, it explores how Americans from a variety of religious backgrounds worked together to face the challenges of racism, poverty, war, and other social concerns. Because no single survey can ever satisfy the need to know more and think differently, Religion in America prepares readers to continue studying American religions with their own questions and perspectives in mind.

African American Religions, 1500–2000

African American Religions, 1500–2000
  • Author : Sylvester A. Johnson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-31
  • Total pages :415
  • ISBN : 9780521198530
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Summary : A rich account of the long history of Black religion from the dawn of Western colonialism to the rise of the national security paradigm.

America's Religions

America's Religions
  • Author : Peter W. Williams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :658
  • ISBN : 9780252075513
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Summary : A panoramic introduction to religion in America, newly revised and updated

American Religions

American Religions
  • Author : Ruth Marie Griffith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :637
  • ISBN : IND:30000116727854
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Summary : This is a collection of primary source documents in American religious history.

African American Religion

African American Religion
  • Author : Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-01
  • Total pages :142
  • ISBN : 9780195182897
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Summary : "African American Religion offers a provocative historical and philosophical treatment of the religious life of African Americans. Glaude argues that the phrase "African American religion" is meaningful only insofar as it singles out the distinctive waysreligion has been leveraged by African Americans to respond to different racial regimes in the United States. That bold claim frames how he reads the historical record. Slavery, Jim Crow, and current appeals to color blindness serve as a backdrop for histreatment of conjure, African American Christianity and Islam"--

American Religion

American Religion
  • Author : Mark A. A. Chaves
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-29
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 9780691177564
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Summary : Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is not always clear what they mean when they tell pollsters they believe in God or pray. American Religion presents the best and most up-to-date information about religious trends in the United States, in a succinct and accessible manner. This sourcebook provides essential information about key developments in American religion since 1972, and is the first major resource of its kind to appear in more than two decades. Mark Chaves looks at trends in diversity, belief, involvement, congregational life, leadership, liberal Protestant decline, and polarization. He draws on two important surveys: the General Social Survey, an ongoing survey of Americans' changing attitudes and behaviors, begun in 1972; and the National Congregations Study, a survey of American religious congregations across the religious spectrum. Chaves finds that American religious life has seen much continuity in recent decades, but also much change. He challenges the popular notion that religion is witnessing a resurgence in the United States--in fact, traditional belief and practice is either stable or declining. Chaves examines why the decline in liberal Protestant denominations has been accompanied by the spread of liberal Protestant attitudes about religious and social tolerance, how confidence in religious institutions has declined more than confidence in secular institutions, and a host of other crucial trends. Now with updated data and a new preface by the author, this revised edition provides essential information about key developments in American religion since 1972, plainly showing that religiosity is declining in America.

The Land Looks After Us

The Land Looks After Us
  • Author : Joel W. Martin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-02-22
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780190287085
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Summary : Native Americans practice some of America's most spiritually profound, historically resilient, and ethically demanding religions. Joel Martin draws his narrative from folk stories, rituals, and even landscapes to trace the development of Native American religion from ancient burial mounds, through interactions with European conquerors and missionaries, and on to the modern-day rebirth of ancient rites and beliefs. The book depicts the major cornerstones of American Indian history and religion--the vast movements for pan-Indian renewal, the formation of the Native American Church in 1919, the passage of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act of 1990, and key political actions involving sacred sites in the 1980s and '90s. Martin explores the close links between religion and Native American culture and history. Legendary chiefs like Osceola and Tecumseh led their tribes in resistance movements against the European invaders, inspired by prophets like the Shawnee Tenskwatawa and the Mohawk Coocoochee. Catharine Brown, herself a convert, founded a school for Cherokee women and converted dozens of her people to Christianity. Their stories, along with those of dozens of other men and women--from noblewarriors to celebrated authors--are masterfully woven into this vivid, wide-ranging survey of Native American history and religion.

American Religions

American Religions
  • Author : J. Gordon Melton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :316
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049541694
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Summary : Covers the history of religion in the United States discussing such topics as Native American religions, the emergence of fundamentalism, and religious pluralism in the twentieth century.