America: Religions and Religion

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1999 - Religion - 549 pages
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Foreward. Preface to the First and Second Editions. Preface to the Third Edition. Introduction: The Elephant in the Dark. Part One: THE MANYNESS OF RELIGIONS IN AMERICA. A. The Original Cast. 1. Original Manyness: Native American Traditions. 2. Israel in a Promised Land: Jewish Religion and Peoplehood. 3. Bread and Mortar: The Presence of Roman Catholicism. 4. Word From the Beginning: American Protestant Origins and the Liberal Tradition. 5. Restoring an Ancient Future: The Protestant Churches and the Mission Mind. 6. Black Center: African-American Religion and Nationhood. B. Newmade in America. 7. Visions of Paradise Planted: Nineteenth-Century New Religions. 8. Homesteads of the Mind: Belief and Practice in Metaphysics. C. 9. East is West: Eastern Peoples and Eastern Religions. 10. Regional Religion: A Case Study of Religion in Appalachia. 11. Fundamentals of the New Age: An Epilogue on Present-Day Pluralism. Part Two: THE ONENESS OF RELIGION IN AMERICA. 12. Public Protestantism: Historical Dominance and the One Religion of the United States. 13. Civil Religion: Millennial Politics and History. 14. Cultural Religion: Millenial Explorations of Dominance and Innocence. Conclusion: Many Centers Meeting. Index.

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Got this book for a class that I really loved on religions in America. Now, I use it as a quick reference book when I need to find out about a certain religion...for example...what do "7th Day ... Read full review


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Catherine L. Albanese is professor and chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, and former president of the American Academy of Religion. She lives in the Santa Barbara area.

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