The American Religion

The American Religion
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 305
ISBN: 0978721004
Release: 2006
Editor: Chu Hartley Pub Llc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this fascinating work of religious criticism, Harold Bloom examines a number of American-born faiths: Pentecostalism, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, Southern Baptism and Fundamentalism, and African American spirituality. He traces the distinctive features of American religion while asking provocative questions about the role religion plays in American culture and in each American's concept of his or her relationship to God. Bloom finds that our spiritual beliefs provide an exact portrait of our national character.

American Religions

American Religions
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Author: Ruth Marie Griffith
Pages: 637
ISBN: IND:30000116727854
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a collection of primary source documents in American religious history.

America s Religions

America s Religions
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Author: Peter W. Williams
Pages: 478
ISBN: WISC:89073221053
Release: 1990
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Undergraduate text chronologically surveys the development of religion in the US from colonial beginnings to the present day, focusing on individual religious traditions as they have developed in the context of each other and the broader American culture. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portlan

American Religions and the Family

American Religions and the Family
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Author: Don S. Browning,David A. Clairmont,Assistant Professor of Theology David Clairmont
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9780231138000
Release: 2007
Editor: Columbia University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Religions respond to capitalism, democracy, industrialization, feminism, individualism, and the phenomenon of globalization in a variety of ways. Some religions conform to these challenges, if not capitulate to them; some critique or resist them, and some work to transform the modern societies they inhabit. In this unique collection of critical essays, scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Native American thought explore the tension between modernization and the family, sexuality, and marriage traditions of major religions in America. Contributors examine how various belief systems have confronted changing attitudes regarding the meaning and purpose of sex, the definition of marriage, the responsibility of fathers, and the status of children. They also discuss how family law in America is beginning to acknowledge certain religious traditions and how comparative religious ethics can explain and evaluate diverse family customs. Studies concerning the impact of religious thought and behavior on American society have never been more timely or important. Recent global events cannot be fully understood without comprehending how belief systems function and the many ways they can be employed to the benefit and detriment of societies. Responding to this critical need, American Religions and the Family presents a comprehensive portrait of religious cultures in America and offers secular society a pathway for appreciating religious tradition.

Latin American Religions

Latin American Religions
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Author: Anna L. Peterson,Manuel A. Vasquez
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780814767313
Release: 2008-08-03
Editor: NYU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Before Columbus, the Americas were populated by many indigenous cultures, with a great diversity of religions. After 1492, European governments and churches dominated religious life. While Roman Catholicism was the official religion, great religious hybridization occurred, mixing European, indigenous, and often African traditions into distinctly New World forms. Latin American Religions provides an introduction through documents to the historical development and contemporary expressions of religious life in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. A central feature of this text is its inclusion of both primary and secondary materials, including letters, sermons, journal entries, ritual manuals, and ancient sacred texts. These documents provide readers with direct access to the voices of adherents, enabling them to act as academic investigators, experiencing and interpreting the same texts on which historians draw. The documents are framed by substantive introductions which provide both historical context and theoretical insights for the study of these religions traditions and the ways in which they have developed over time. From the religious traditions of the Mayas and Aztecs and of the African diaspora, to official and popular Catholicism, to liberation theology, the rise of Pentecostalism, and emerging trends and new religious movements in Latin America, this new work offers a concise overview of this fascinating field.

Teaching African American Religions

Teaching African American Religions
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Author: Carolyn M. Jones,Theodore Louis Trost
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9780195167979
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The variety & complexity of its traditions make African American religion a difficult topic to teach at undergraduate level. The essays in this volume offer practical, innovative ways to teach this subject in a variety of settings.

Native American Religious Traditions

Native American Religious Traditions
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Author: Suzanne Crawford O Brien
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781317346180
Release: 2015-08-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Focusing on three diverse indigenous traditions, Native American Religious Traditions highlights the distinct oral traditions and ceremonial practices; the impact of colonialism on religious life; and the ways in which indigenous communities of North America have responded, and continue to respond, to colonialism and Euroamerican cultural hegemony.

The Encyclopedia of American Religions

The Encyclopedia of American Religions
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Author: J. Gordon Melton
Pages: 899
ISBN: UOM:39015028781436
Release: 1987
Editor: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Resarch Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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

Children and Childhood in American Religions

Children and Childhood in American Religions
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Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0813546958
Release: 2009-02-16
Editor: Rutgers University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.

America Religions and Religion

America  Religions  and Religion
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Author: Catherine L. Albanese
Pages: 549
ISBN: UVA:X004501177
Release: 1999
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 extensive, influential scholarship in a clear manner that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism, the growth of postpluralism and the culture of religious combinations, recent religious change among Native Americans, renewed interest in the Kabbalah among Jews and others, present-day concerns in Catholicism and among Protestants, the Christian Right, new spirituality, religion and sexuality.

Encyclopedia of American Religions

Encyclopedia of American Religions
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Author: J. Gordon Melton
Pages: 1150
ISBN: 0810377144
Release: 1996
Editor: Gale Cengage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

Encyclopedia of American Religions

Encyclopedia of American Religions
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Author: J. Gordon Melton,Gale Group
Pages: 1408
ISBN: UOM:39015057946082
Release: 2003
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This encyclopedia, revised and expanded, contains over 2600 descriptive entries on the religious and spiritual groups of the United States and Canada.

Children and Childhood in American Religions

Children and Childhood in American Religions
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Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Pages: 233
ISBN: UOM:39015078781336
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions
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Author: Henri Gooren
Pages: 1665
ISBN: 331927077X
Release: 2019-08-12
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms. These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses), indigenous religions (Native American, Maya religion), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and Candomblé and Afro-Caribbean religions like Vodun and Santería), other world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam), transnational New Religious Movements (Scientology, Unification Church, Hare Krishna, New Age, etc.), and new local religions (Brazil’s Igreja Universal, La Luz del Mundo from Mexico, etc.).

The Encyclopedia of American Religions Religious Creeds

The Encyclopedia of American Religions  Religious Creeds
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Author: J. Gordon Melton
Pages: 838
ISBN: UOM:39015013406163
Release: 1988
Editor: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On t.p.: A compilation of more than 450 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada.

Mexican American Religions

Mexican American Religions
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Author: Gastón Espinosa,Mario T. García
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9780822388951
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection presents a rich, multidisciplinary inquiry into the role of religion in the Mexican American community. Breaking new ground by analyzing the influence of religion on Mexican American literature, art, activism, and popular culture, it makes the case for the establishment of Mexican American religious studies as a distinct, recognized field of scholarly inquiry. Scholars of religion, Latin American, and Chicano/a studies as well as of sociology, anthropology, and literary and performance studies, address several broad themes. Taking on questions of history and interpretation, they examine the origins of Mexican American religious studies and Mario Barrera’s theory of internal colonialism. In discussions of the utopian community founded by the preacher and activist Reies López Tijerina, César Chávez’s faith-based activism, and the Los Angeles-based Católicos Por La Raza movement of the late 1960s, other contributors focus on mystics and prophets. Still others illuminate popular Catholicism by looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe, home altars, and Los Pastores dramas (nativity plays) as vehicles for personal, social, and political empowerment. Turning to literature, contributors consider Gloria Anzaldúa’s view of the borderlands as a mystic vision and the ways that Chicana writers invoke religious symbols and rhetoric to articulate a moral vision highlighting social injustice. They investigate the role of healing, looking at it in relation to both the Latino Pentecostal movement and the practice of the curanderismo tradition in East Los Angeles. Delving into to popular culture, they reflect on Luis Valdez’s video drama La Pastorela: “The Shepherds’ Play,” the spirituality of Chicana art, and the religious overtones of the reverence for the slain Tejana music star Selena. This volume signals the vibrancy and diversity of the practices, arts, traditions, and spiritualities that reflect and inform Mexican American religion. Contributors: Rudy V. Busto, Davíd Carrasco, Socorro Castañeda-Liles, Gastón Espinosa, Richard R. Flores, Mario T. García, María Herrera-Sobek, Luís D. León, Ellen McCracken, Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett, Laura E. Pérez, Roberto Lint Saragena, Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Kay Turner

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

Encyclopedia of African American Religions
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Author: Larry G. Murphy,J. Gordon Melton,Gary L. Ward
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781135513382
Release: 2013-11-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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)

Introducing American Religion

Introducing American Religion
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Author: Charles H. Lippy
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9780980163353
Release: 2009
Editor: JBE Online Books

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Asian American Religions

Asian American Religions
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Author: Tony Carnes,Fenggang Yang
Pages: 399
ISBN: 0814772706
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: NYU Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans. Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.

Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience

Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience
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Author: Lippy,Charles H. Lippy
Pages: 1872
ISBN: 0684188619
Release: 1988
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A selective reference work that addresses the traditions, movements and cultural influences underlying religious belief and practice in North America.