Religion in America

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 17, 2015 - Religion - 352 pages
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Religion in America gives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, the Sixth Edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities as a tool for developing understanding and appreciation of communities of faith other than one’s own, and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.

 

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Contents

Preface
Studying and Describing Religion Why Study Religion?
Religion in the Life of the United States Disestablishment and the Constitution
Conflict and Controversy Sexual Misconduct by the Clergy
The Waning Influence of Mainline Protestantism and the New Evangelical Majority
Diverse Themes Evangelical Christianity in American Culture Three Cases
Sacramental Community The Distinctiveness of Catholic Christianity
Two Examples Ethnic Christianity
Living a Jewish Life in the United States Who Is a Jew?
One Judaism Several Expressions
A Growing Minority Islam and Islam in the United States
Humanism and the Unitarian Universalists What Is Humanism?
Asia Comes to America
Other Religious and Spiritual Movements The Religions of the Native Americans
Community and Communication
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About the author (2015)

Rev. Dr. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer is a Community Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Muncie, Indiana and is ordained as an interfaith minister. She is a spiritual mentor, workshop presenter, part-time hospital chaplain, published author and poet. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and Vanderbilt University. She retired in 2004 from teaching religious studies at Ball State University in order to devote more time to ministry. Julia lives in Muncie with her husband Tom, also a Ball State professor emeritus, whom she married after both had lost spouses to cancer. They have four children and three grandchildren between them, as well as two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, crossword puzzles, fitness activities, walking with her dogs, hiking, and photography.

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