The End of White Christian America

The End of White Christian America
Author: Robert P. Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 1501122320
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and columnist for the Atlantic describes how white Protestant Christians have declined in influence and power since the 1990s and explores the effect this has had on America,"--NoveList.

Summary of Robert P Jones s The End of White Christian America

Summary of Robert P  Jones s The End of White Christian America
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2022-06-22T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Robert P Jones s The End of White Christian America Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The video panels at the top of One World Trade Center in New York City simulate the feel of a glass-walled elevator as it climbs 102 floors in 47 seconds. The video also offers a unique perspective on the city’s Protestant church steeples. #2 White Christian America’s monuments to its own power are visible in the changing uses of three iconic structures: the United Methodist Building in Washington, D. C. ; the Interchurch Center on New York City’s Upper West Side; and the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. #3 The Methodist Episcopal Church purchased a lot across from the US Capitol in 1922. The building was designed in the Italian Renaissance style, and was meant to demonstrate Protestant Christian ideals merging with American government. #4 The United Methodist Building was a center for Protestant activities in Washington, and it was used to stamp federal legislation with Protestant morality.

Unreconciled

Unreconciled
Author: Andrea Smith
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN: 1478007036
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unreconciled Book Excerpt:

In the 1990s, many evangelical Christian organizations and church leaders began to acknowledge their long history of racism and launched efforts at becoming more inclusive of people of color. While much of this racial reconciliation movement has not directly confronted systemic racism's structural causes, there exists a smaller countermovement within evangelicalism, primarily led by women of color who are actively engaged in antiracism and social justice struggles. In Unreconciled Andrea Smith examines these movements through a critical ethnic studies lens, evaluating the varying degrees to which evangelical communities that were founded on white supremacy have addressed racism. Drawing on evangelical publications, sermons, and organization statements, as well as ethnographic fieldwork and participation in evangelical events, Smith shows how evangelicalism is largely unable to effectively challenge white supremacy due to its reliance upon discourses of whiteness. At the same time, the work of progressive evangelical women of color not only demonstrates that evangelical Christianity can be an unexpected place in which to find theoretical critique and social justice organizing but also shows how critical ethnic studies' interventions can be applied broadly across political and religious divides outside the academy.

Between Faith and Power

Between Faith and Power
Author: Walter R. Ratliff
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 1725263297
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Faith and Power Book Excerpt:

What happens when Christians reconsider political engagement? Among leading Christian thinkers, political engagement is either unavoidably necessary or theologically impossible. Is this a false dilemma? Between Faith and Power examines how Christian groups are grappling with the demands of a pluralistic public square while remaining faithful to their tradition. Using the lenses of social science research and theological analysis, the book examines the successes and failures of these groups as they engage the public square. What emerges are models of Dynamic Engagement that Christian leaders are using to consistently pursue religious liberty across faiths while contributing to the common good.

Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools

Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools
Author: George Theoharis,Martin Scanlan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 1000178331
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools helps both practicing and aspiring school leaders deepen their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create schools that best serve all students. This book helps readers sharpen their awareness of how students’ multiple dimensions of diversity intersect, as well as develop strategies for working with students of all socioeconomic statuses, races, religions, sexual orientations, languages, and special needs. Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools provides school leaders with the theory, research, and practical guidance to foster teaching and learning environments that promote educational equity and excellence for all students. Special features: Each chapter focuses on a specific dimension of diversity and discusses intersectionality across other areas of difference, including ability/disability, linguistic diversity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and social frontiers. Chapters synthesize literature, share practical strategies and tools, include school-level and district-level cases illustrating inclusive leadership, and provide extended learning opportunities. Online eResources features additional resources, documents, and links to specific tools described in the chapters, accessible at www.routledge.com/9780367404604.

Science and health with key to the Scriptures

Science and health with key to the Scriptures
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 691
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Peace Movements in Islam

Peace Movements in Islam
Author: Juan Cole
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 0755643208
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace Movements in Islam Book Excerpt:

Contrary to the distorted and in many places all-too prevalent view of Islam as somehow inherently or uniquely violent, there is a dazzling array of Muslim organizations and individuals that have worked for harmony and conciliation through history. The Qur'an itself, the Muslim scripture, is full of peace verses urging returning good for evil and wishing peace upon harassers, alongside the verses on just, defensive war that have so often been misinterpreted. This groundbreaking volume fills a gaping hole in the literature on global peace movements, bringing to the fore the many peace movements and peacemakers of the Muslim world. From Senegalese Sufi orders to Bosnian women's organizations to Indian Muslim freedom fighters who were allies of Mahatma Gandhi against British colonialism, it shows that history is replete with colorful personalities from the Muslim world who made a stand for peaceful methods.

Christianity and Race Prejudice

Christianity and Race Prejudice
Author: Francis James Grimké
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1910
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Dark Side

The Dark Side
Author: Young Park
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2012-11
ISBN: 1475961715
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Side Book Excerpt:

The history of the United States is the history of people who migrated to America from all parts of the world. As a result American society is composed of many unique cultures and races. Unfortunately, the uniqueness of these cultures is one of the underlying causes of tension and conflict in America, resulting in racism, religious intolerance, and class warfare. In spite of this, the multi-racial nature of American society is an integral part of America's strength as a nation. Thousands of immigrants from unique cultures who speak totally different languages came to find a better life in America. But they were never accepted by the dominate white Christians. The immigrants had to fight for the right to be in America. Racism, race riots, and genocide are integral parts of the lives of immigrants. The racial complexion of America is changing in the twenty-first century. In a short time the non-white population will be the majority. Social, economic, and political changes are already taking place. Unfortunately, the dominate power holders and white middle classes have not adjusted to these changes. The unique system of government and economics developed over the years has reached a point that many believe will end the American Empire. There is a certain bias in this presentation and criticism is aimed at the extreme beliefs and actions of a large segment of Americans, particularly white Christians. They have been the dominant political, social, and economic forces in the country. Any assessment of the American system becomes a criticism of that segment of Americans. Their beliefs and actions represent the Dark Side of America.

Quest and Response

Quest and Response
Author: Donald R. McCoy,McCoy,Richard T. Ruetten
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Know Your Place

Know Your Place
Author: Justin R. Phillips
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN: 1725268922
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Know Your Place Book Excerpt:

White evangelicals have struggled to understand or enter into modern conversations on race and racism, because their inherited and imagined world has not prepared them for this moment. American Southerners, in particular, carry additional obstacles to such conversations, because their regional identity is woven together with the values and histories of white evangelicalism. In Know Your Place, Justin Phillips examines the three community loyalties (white, southern, and evangelical) that shaped his racial imagination. Phillips examines how each community creates blind spots that overlap with the others, insulating the individual from alternative narratives, making it difficult to conceive of a world different than the dominant white evangelical world of the South. When their world is challenged or rejected outright, it can feel like nothing short of the end of the world. Blending together personal experiences with ethics and pastoral sensibilities, Phillips traces for white, southern evangelicals a line running from the past through the present, to help his beloved communities see how their loyalties--their stories, histories, and beliefs--have harmed their neighbors. In order to truly love, repair, and reconcile brokenness, you first have to know your place.

The Role of Religion Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Jewish American Literature

The Role of Religion   Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Jewish American Literature
Author: Alina Polyak
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2009-07-27
ISBN: 3640384067
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Frankfurt (Main), language: English, abstract: In der Magisterarbeit handelt es sich um die Rolle der Religion in der modernen jüdisch-amerikanischen Literatur. Die Suche nach den Wurzeln ist ein Trend in der amerikanischen Gesellschaft geworden. Dieser Trend widerspiegelt sich auch in Kunst und Literatur. Die Gesellschaft wandelt sich von einem “Schmelztiegel” in eine multiethnische und multikulturelle Gesellschaft. Viele Autoren wenden sich in ihren Werken an die Kultur ihrer Vorfahren. Die jüdisch-amerikanische Literatur ist auch ein Beispiel hierfür. Es ist fast unmöglich, die Kultur von der Religion zu trennen, denn wenn es sich um jüdische Themen handelt, geht es um die Kultur, die eng mit der jüdischen Religion verbunden ist. Judentum ist eine Religion, die mit Zeit und Geschichte eng verbunden ist. Selbst wenn Autoren sich mit säkularen Themen beschäftigen, gibt es trotzdem eine Anbindung an die religiöse Problematik. Viele moderne Werke sind von Autoren geschrieben, die fundiertes Wissen vom Judentum haben, sie benutzen oft jüdische Sprachen, Figuren aus der Folklore und religiöse Ideen. Es gibt einen großen Unterschied zwischen den frühen Werken von Immigranten und den modernen Werken der amerikanisch-jüdischen Autoren der dritten Generation. Während die Immigrantenautoren sich bemüht haben, sich so schnell wie möglich zu assimilieren und die Welt der Väter hinter sich zu lassen, haben die jüngsten Autoren in ihren Werken die jüdischen Themen neu entdeckt. Für die Autoren der ersten Generation war das Erlernen der englischen Sprache sehr wichtig. Die Autoren von heute haben Englisch als Muttersprache. Sie schreiben zwar auf Englisch, benutzen aber sehr häufig Begriffe oder Ausdrücke, die nicht erklärt oder übersetzt sind aus den jüdischen Sprachen Hebräisch und Jiddisch. Jüdische Literatur war immer multilingual. Hebräisch ist die Sprache der Liturgie und Jiddisch ist die Sprache des Europäischen Judentums. Nach dem Holocaust wurden die meisten Sprecher des Jiddischen ausgerottet. Das ist der Grund, warum Jiddisch heute eine Rolle der “heiligen Sprache” spielt und in dieser Hinsicht an die Stelle des Hebräischen rückt. Das moderne Hebräisch ist die Staatssprache Israels und hat die Position der Alltagssprache genommen.

Last Best Hope

Last Best Hope
Author: George Packer
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 9780374603663
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An acclaimed National Book Award-winning author diagnoses America's descent into a failed state, and envisions a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and divides How, in a few decades, did the United States transform from a broadly prosperous middle-class country, with relatively healthy institutions and competent leaders, to a nation defined by discredited elites, hollowed-out institutions, and blatant inequalities--feared and pitied by our friends, mocked and sabotaged by our adversaries, first in the world in Covid cases and deaths, and led in recent years by an incompetent authoritarian bigot?Last Best Hope is a bracing account of our current crisis and of how a new era of civic revitalization may bring it to an end. Combining reportage with historical narrative, autobiography, and political analysis, Packer depicts and assesses the four inadequate narratives that dominate American public life: Libertarian America, which imagines a nation of individuals responsible for their own fate, and serves the interests of corporations and the wealthy; Cosmopolitan America, the ideology of Silicon Valley and the professional elite,which celebrates globalization and leaves many American communities behind ; DiverseAmerica, which defines citizens as members of large identity groups that have inflicted or suffered oppression; and White America, a shallow nationalism that fears the contamination of non-whites and treachery of coastal elites, and poses the greatest threat to democracy in our lifetime. At a time when many fear that the American experiment in self-government may collapse, or, in Abraham Lincoln's words, "die by suicide," Packer shows that none of these narratives can sustain American democracy. To point a better way forward, he looks back at previous eras of crisis to discover the resources for invigorating self-government. Combining trenchant social analysis with a vibrant and stinging essayistic voice and a deep knowledge of America's past and present,Last Best Hope is an essential contribution to the literature of national self-examination the times demand.

A New Religious America

A New Religious America
Author: Diana L. Eck
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 006175028X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Religious America Book Excerpt:

Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.

Religion Index One

Religion Index One
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Directory of Religious Organizations in the United States

Directory of Religious Organizations in the United States
Author: J. Gordon Melton,Amy Lucas,Debra M. Kirby
Publsiher: Gale Group
Total Pages: 728
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religious institutions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bad Jews

Bad Jews
Author: Emily Tamkin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 0063074036
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Jews Book Excerpt:

A journalist and author of The Influence of Soros examines the history of Jewish people in America and explores their ever-evolving relationship to the nation’s culture and identity—and each other. What does it mean to be a Bad Jew? Many Jews use the term “Bad Jew” as a weapon against other members of the community or even against themselves. You can be called a Bad Jew if you don’t keep kosher; if you only go to temple on Yom Kippur; if you don’t attend or send your children to Hebrew school; if you enjoy Christmas music; if your partner isn’t Jewish; if you don’t call your mother often enough. The list is endless. In Bad Jews, Emily Tamkin argues that perhaps there is no answer to this timeless question at all. Throughout American history, Jewish identities have evolved and transformed in a variety of ways. The issue of what it means, or doesn’t, to be a Good Jew or a Bad Jew is particularly fraught at this moment, American Jews feel and fear antisemitism is on the rise.. There are several million people who identify as American Jews—but that doesn’t mean they all identify with one another. American Jewish history is full of discussions and debates and hand wringing over who is Jewish, how to be Jewish, and what it means to be Jewish. In Bad Jews, Emily Tamkin examines the last 100 years of American Jewish politics, culture, identities, and arguments. Drawing on over 150 interviews, she tracks the evolution of Jewishness throughout American history, and explores many of the evolving and conflicting Jewish positions on assimilation; race; Zionism and Israel; affluence and poverty, philanthropy, finance, politics; and social justice. From this complex and nuanced history, Tamkin pinpoints perhaps the one truth about American Jewish identity: It is always changing.

The Religious Situation

The Religious Situation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1050
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reparations

Reparations
Author: Duke L. Kwon,Gregory Thompson
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 9781587434501
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reparations Book Excerpt:

Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But American Christianity, with its tendency to view the ministry of reconciliation as its sole response to racial injustice, and its isolation from those who labor most diligently to address these things, is underequipped to offer solutions. Because of this, the church needs a new perspective on its responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture and on what it can do to repair that brokenness. This book makes a compelling historical and theological case for the church's obligation to provide reparations for the oppression of African Americans. Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson articulate the church's responsibility for its promotion and preservation of white supremacy throughout history, investigate the Bible's call to repair our racial brokenness, and offer a vision for the work of reparation at the local level. They lead readers toward a moral imagination that views reparations as a long-overdue and necessary step in our collective journey toward healing and wholeness.

Hoernl Memorial Lecture

Hoernl   Memorial Lecture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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