Religion in Ohio: Profiles of Faith Communities

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Tarunjit Singh Butalia, Dianne P. Small
Ohio University Press, 2004 - History - 412 pages
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For Ohio's bicentennial in 2003, the Religious Experience Advisory Council of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission was established to commemorate and celebrate the state's diversity of religions and faith traditions. The end result of the council's efforts, Religion in Ohio tells the story of Ohio's religious and spiritual heritage going back to the state's ancient and historic native populations, and including the westward migration of settlers to this region, the development of a wide variety of faith traditions in the years preceding the mid-twentieth century, and the arrival of many newer immigrants in the last fifty years, each group bringing with it cherished traditions. Documenting the religious pluralism in Ohio and the impact faith communities have had on the state, this book includes chapters on the historical experiences and beliefs of over forty Christian groups, as well as Native American, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Baha'i, Jain, and Zoroastrian faiths. Each chapter was written by a member of that faith or denomination. Operating under the auspices of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, the editors of Religion in Ohio have created a unique collection o
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHRISTIANITY
44
JUDAISM
271
ISLAM
286
HINDU DHARMA
304
BUDDHISM
319
THE SIKH FAITH
337
THE BAHAI FAITH
351
JAINISM
364
ZOROASTRIANISM
379
THE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE OHIO BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
389
CONTRIBUTORS
395
INDEX
403
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Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia is a research scientist at the Ohio State University. He is a member of the Religious Experience Advisory Council of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and is an active member of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio and the Ohio State University Interfaith Association.

Dianne Small is an executive assistant at the Ohio State University Medical Center. She holds a degree in history from Ohio State University. She is a member of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission's Religious Experience Advisory Council and is a member of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio.

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