Religion in America

Religion in America
Author: Winthrop Still Hudson,John Corrigan
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in America Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics spanning from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, encompassing the ramifications of the "Great Awakening" and the effect of nationhood on religious practice, and extending through to the shifting religious configuration of the late 20th century.

World Religions in America Fourth Edition

World Religions in America  Fourth Edition
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN: 1611640474
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions in America Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

Religion in America Or An Account of the Origin Progress Relation to the State and Present Condition of the Evangelical Churches in the United States

Religion in America  Or  An Account of the Origin  Progress  Relation to the State  and Present Condition of the Evangelical Churches in the United States
Author: Robert Baird
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1844
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in America Or An Account of the Origin Progress Relation to the State and Present Condition of the Evangelical Churches in the United States Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics
Author: George Kurian
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781573561303
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics Book Excerpt:

Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

Religion in American History

Religion in American History
Author: John M. Mulder,John Frederick Wilson
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 459
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in American History Book Excerpt:

Headnotes introduce twenty-seven articles considering central aspects of religion in America since the colonial era and exemplifying directions in interpreting religious trends and phenomena

A Documentary History of Religion in America

A Documentary History of Religion in America
Author: Edwin Scott Gaustad,Mark A. Noll,Heath W. Carter
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0802873588
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Documentary History of Religion in America Book Excerpt:

Students and scholars have long turned to the two-volume Documentary History of Religion in America for access to the most significant primary sources relating to American religious history. Published here in a single volume for the first time, the work in this fourth edition has been both updated and condensed, allowing instructors to more easily use the material in one semester. --

100 Questions and Answers

100 Questions and Answers
Author: George Gallup,Sarah Jones
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public opinion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Directions in American Religious History

New Directions in American Religious History
Author: Harry S. Stout,D. G. Hart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 0198027206
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in American Religious History Book Excerpt:

The eighteen essays collected in this book originate from a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. Leading scholars were invited to reflect on their specialties in American religious history in ways that summarized both where the field is and where it ought to move in the decades to come. The essays are organized according to four general themes: places and regions, universal themes, transformative events, and marginal groups and ethnocultural "outsiders." They address a wide range of specific topics including Puritanism, Protestantism and economic behavior, gender and sexuality in American Protestantism, and the twentieth-century de-Christianization of American public culture. Among the contributors are such distinguished scholars as David D. Hall, Donald G. Matthews, Allen C. Guelzo, Gordon S. Wood, Daniel Walker Howe, Robert Wuthnow, Jon Butler, David A. Hollinger, Harry S. Stout, and John Higham. Taken together, these essays reveal a rapidly expanding field of study that is breaking out of its traditional confines and spilling into all of American history. The book takes the measure of the changes of the last quarter-century and charts numerous challenges to future work.

Religion and Politics in America

Religion and Politics in America
Author: Allen D. Hertzke,Laura R. Olson,Kevin R. den Dulk,Robert Booth Fowler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 0429947356
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Politics in America Book Excerpt:

Religion and politics are never far from the headlines, but their relationship remains complex and often confusing. This book offers an engaging, accessible, and balanced treatment of religion in American politics. It explores the historical, cultural, and legal contexts that motivate religious political engagement and assesses the pragmatic and strategic political realities that religious organizations and people face. Incorporating the best and most current scholarship, the authors examine the evolving politics of Roman Catholics; evangelical and mainline Protestants; African-American and Latino traditions; Jews, Muslims, and other religious minorities; recent immigrants and religious "nones"; and other conventional and not-so-conventional American religious movements. New to the Sixth Edition • Covers the 2016 election and assesses the role of religion from Obama to Trump. • Expands substantially on religion’s relationship to gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class, and features the role of social media in religious mobilization. • Adds discussion questions at the end of every chapter, to help students gain deeper understanding of the subject. • Adds a new concluding chapter on the normative issues raised by religious political engagement, to stimulate lively discussions.

America s Religions

America s Religions
Author: Peter W. Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Religions Book Excerpt:

A panoramic introduction to religion in America, newly revised and updated

Divided by Faith

Divided by Faith
Author: Michael O. Emerson,Christian Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780195147070
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided by Faith Book Excerpt:

Through a nationwide survey, the authors of this study conclude that US Evangelicals may actually be preserving the racial chasm, not through active racism, but because their theology hinders their ability to recognise systematic injustice.

The Religious History of American Women

The Religious History of American Women
Author: Catherine A. Brekus
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-11-13
ISBN: 9780807867990
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Religious History of American Women Book Excerpt:

More than a generation after the rise of women's history alongside the feminist movement, it is still difficult, observes Catherine Brekus, to locate women in histories of American religion. Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was hanged for heresy; Lizzie Robinson, a former slave and laundress who sold Bibles door to door; Sally Priesand, a Reform rabbi; Estela Ruiz, who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary--how do these women's stories change our understanding of American religious history and American women's history? In this provocative collection of twelve essays, contributors explore how considering the religious history of American women can transform our dominant historical narratives. Covering a variety of topics--including Mormonism, the women's rights movement, Judaism, witchcraft trials, the civil rights movement, Catholicism, everyday religious life, Puritanism, African American women's activism, and the Enlightenment--the volume enhances our understanding of both religious history and women's history. Taken together, these essays sound the call for a new, more inclusive history. Contributors: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago Divinity School Anthea D. Butler, University of Rochester Emily Clark, Tulane University Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame Amy Koehlinger, Florida State University Janet Moore Lindman, Rowan University Susanna Morrill, Lewis and Clark College Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Augustana College Pamela S. Nadell, American University Elizabeth Reis, University of Oregon Marilyn J. Westerkamp, University of California, Santa Cruz

America Religions and Religion

America  Religions and Religion
Author: Catherine L. Albanese
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1133709400
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Religions and Religion Book Excerpt:

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 rigorous scholarship in clear language that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety of recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism and, especially, a combinative postpluralism in which different faiths in America subtly begin to borrow from one another. The new edition examines postethnic Judaism in the Jewish Renewal movement and other instances, the growing Womenpriest movement among American Catholics, and the development of Islam in America in the light of September 11, 2001. It surveys the emerging church movement among liberal evangelicals and others, and follows the growth of a new spirituality that is much broader than the New Age movement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Religion in America

Religion in America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public opinion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Business Turn in American Religious History

The Business Turn in American Religious History
Author: Amanda Porterfield,Darren Grem,John Corrigan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-07-19
ISBN: 0190694599
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business Turn in American Religious History Book Excerpt:

Business has received little attention in American religious history, although it has profound implications for understanding the sustained popularity and ongoing transformation of religion in the United States. This volume offers a wide ranging exploration of the business aspects of American religious organizations. The authors analyze the financing, production, marketing, and distribution of religious goods and services and the role of wealth and economic organization in sustaining and even shaping worship, charity, philanthropy, institutional growth, and missionary work. Treating religion and business holistically, their essays show that American religious life has always been informed by business practices. Laying the groundwork for further investigation, the authors show how American business has functioned as a domain for achieving religious goals. Indeed they find that religion has historically been more powerful when interwoven with business. Chapters on Mormon enterprise, Jewish philanthropy, Hindu gurus, Native American casinos, and the wedding of business wealth to conservative Catholic social teaching demonstrate the range of new studies stimulated by the business turn in American religious history. Other chapters show how evangelicals joined neo-liberal economic practice and right-wing politics to religious fundamentalism to consolidate wealth and power, and how they developed marketing campaigns and organizational strategies that transformed the American religious landscape. Included are essays exposing the moral compromises religious organizations have made to succeed as centers of wealth and influence, and the religious beliefs that rationalize and justify these compromises. Still others examine the application of business practices as a means of sustaining religious institutions and expanding their reach, and look at controversies over business practices within religious organizations, and the adjustments such organizations have made in response. Together, the essays collected here offer new ways of conceptualizing the interdependence of religion and business in the United States, establishing multiple paths for further study of their intertwined historical development.

Asian American Religious Cultures 2 volumes

Asian American Religious Cultures  2 volumes
Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee,Fumitaka Matsuoka,Edmond Yee,Ronald Y. Nakasone
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1060
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 1598843311
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Religious Cultures 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

A resource ideal for students as well as general readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander spiritual experience. • Covers both common motifs in Asian American religious culture, such as Chinese New Year festivals and mortuary rituals, as well as many newly established faith traditions • Contains entries on rarely addressed topics within Asian American religion, such as Hezhen Shamanism

Religion in North America

Religion in North America
Author: Ronald J. Wilkins
Publsiher: William C Brown Pub
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in North America Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

Encyclopedia of African American Religions
Author: Larry G. Murphy,J. Gordon Melton,Gary L. Ward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN: 1135513384
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of African American Religions Book Excerpt:

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)

Politics Religion and the Common Good

Politics  Religion  and the Common Good
Author: Fairfax M Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity Martin E Marty,Martin E. Marty,Jonathan Moore
Publsiher: Jossey-Bass
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2000-03-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Religion and the Common Good Book Excerpt:

The future of America, in many ways, depends upon an understanding of the proper role of religion in our shared life as a republic. Discussions and debates on the topic have too often generated noise, platitudes, stereotypes, name-calling, and the distortion of vitally important issues, instead of constructive conversation among citizens--until now. Of all the voices commenting about American religion today, none is more credible or better known than that of historian Martin E. Marty. A respected scholar, author, editor, and media commentator, he has-perhaps better than anyone else in the field-a deep grasp on the complex issues surrounding public religion.

Encyclopedia of American Religions

Encyclopedia of American Religions
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Gale Cengage
Total Pages: 1210
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780810377141
Category: Cults
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Religions Book Excerpt:

"Compact, clearly printed, and a delight to use. A sine qua non for the reference collections of public, academic, and theological libraries". -- American Reference Books Annual New Edition Your patrons will find this resource comprehensive as well as compelling, with coverage on more than 2,100 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information on these groups is presented in two distinct sections. These sections contain essays and directory listings that describe the historical development of religious families and give factual information about each group within those families, including, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals. This new 5th edition also includes more than 200 new entries in the directory portion, and a new chapter on the Interfaith and Ecumenical family. In addition, numerous indexes help users quickly find the information they're seeking.