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America Religions and Religion

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780534627393

ISBN10:
0534627390
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First and Second Editions xi
Preface to the Third Edition xvii
Preface to the Fourth Edition xx
Introduction An Elephant in the Dark 1(16)
Defining Religion
2(8)
Religion and Boundaries
3(2)
Two Kinds of Religion
5(2)
Components of a Religious System
7(2)
A Short Description of Religion
9(1)
Finding American Religion
10(3)
Many Religions and One Religion
10(2)
More about Boundaries
12(1)
A Short Tour of American Religious History in the Text
13(1)
In Overview
14(3)
Part One MANYNESS: THE ORIGINAL CAST 17(136)
Chapter 1 Original Manyness: Tradition and Change among Native Americans
19(21)
Native American Diversity
20(1)
Common Characteristics in Religion
21(3)
Differences in Native American Religious Traditions
24(9)
The Oglala
25(3)
The Hopi
28(5)
Change in Native American Traditions
33(5)
In Overview
38(2)
Chapter 2 Israel in a Promised Land: Jewish Religion and Peoplehood
40(19)
The Jewish Immigrations
41(3)
Jewishness and Peoplehood
44(2)
Judaism as Biblical Religion
46(2)
Jewish Tradition and the Consecration of Time
48(5)
The Ceremonial Cycle
48(4)
The Moral Law
52(1)
The Moral Law in the United States
52(1)
American Forms of Judaism
53(3)
American Judaism and Contemporary Life
56(2)
In Overview
58(1)
Chapter 3 Bread and Mortar: The Presence of Roman Catholicism
59(22)
Spanish Missions
59(1)
French Missions
60(1)
English Colonies
60(1)
Roman Catholic Religion
61(7)
The Consecration of Space: Sacramentalism
61(3)
The Consecration of Time: The Liturgical Cycle
64(1)
Paraliturgical Devotions
65(1)
Ethics and Morality
66(2)
The American Saga of Catholicism
68(12)
Ethnicity
68(5)
Pluralism and Americanization in Historical Perspective
73(2)
Pluralism and Americanization: The Later Twentieth Century and On
75(5)
In Overview
80(1)
Chapter 4 Word from the Beginning: American Protestant Origins and the Liberal Tradition
81(28)
The Religion of the Reformation
82(3)
The Reformation in England
85(1)
The Reformation in the English Colonies
86(6)
Anglican Virginia
87(1)
Puritan New England
88(3)
Pluralist New York and Pennsylvania
91(1)
Colonial Foreshadowings of Liberalism
92(2)
Liberalism in the American Revolution
94(1)
Early Liberal Heyday: From the Revolution to the Civil War
95(3)
From Gilded Age into Twentieth Century
98(4)
Protestant Liberalism in Recent Times
102(5)
In Overview
107(2)
Chapter 5 Restoring an Ancient Future: The Protestant Churches and the Mission Mind
109(25)
Mission on the Home Front
111(17)
Christianizing Relative, Friend, and Neighbor
111(4)
Institutionalizing the Mission Mind
115(9)
Christianizing Nearby Strangers
124(4)
Mission to the World
128(3)
In Overview
131(3)
Chapter 6 Black Center: African American Religion and Nationhood
134(19)
West African Religions
134(2)
New Land, New Religion
136(2)
Black Christianity
138(6)
The Invisible Institution
139(3)
The Black Church in Freedom
142(2)
Black Religion in the Twentieth Century and After
144(7)
The Holiness-Pentecostal Movement
144(1)
Combination and Creation in New Religious Movements
145(2)
The Religion of Blackness
147(4)
In Overview
151(2)
Part Two MANYNESS: NEWMADE IN AMERICA 153(46)
Chapter 7 Visions of Paradise Planted: Nineteenth-Century New Religions
154(24)
Sectarianism and Nineteenth-Century New Religions
154(3)
The Mormons
157(4)
The Christian Scientists
161(3)
The Seventh-day Adventists
164(3)
The Jehovah's Witnesses
167(3)
Communalism
170(7)
The Shakers
171(2)
The Oneida Perfectionists
173(2)
Paradise Found and Paradise Lost: An Afterword
175(2)
In Overview
177(1)
Chapter 8 Homesteads of the Mind: Belief and Practice in Metaphysics
178(21)
The Religious Meaning of Metaphysics
178(2)
Metaphysical Sources in the Western Tradition
180(2)
Traditional Practice in the Colonies
182(2)
Astrology
182(1)
Witchcraft
183(1)
The Metaphysical Revival of the Nineteenth Century
184(1)
Popular Metaphysics in a New Nation
185(9)
Spiritualism
185(3)
Theosophy
188(2)
New Thought
190(3)
Mystical and Psychic Frontiers
193(1)
Later American Metaphysics
194(3)
In Overview
197(2)
Part Three MANYNESS: PATTERNS OF EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION 199(56)
Chapter 9 East Is West: Eastern Peoples and Eastern Religions
200(27)
Nearer East: Eastern Orthodoxy
202(4)
Eastern Orthodox Religion
203(2)
Orthodoxy in the United States
205(1)
Middle East: Islam
206(6)
The Religious Meaning of Islam
208(1)
Transformations of Islam in the United States
209(2)
Islam and New Religions: The Example of Baha'i
211(1)
Farther East: Hinduism
212(6)
Religious Themes in Hinduism
213(1)
Hinduism in the United States
214(4)
Farther East: Buddhism
218(6)
The Religion of Buddhism
219(1)
Buddhism in the United States
220(4)
East Is West: Expansion, Contraction, and Combination
224(1)
In Overview
225(2)
Chapter 10 Fundamentals of the New Age: Present-Time Pluralism and Postpluralism
227(28)
Patterns of Contemporary Expansion: The New Age and New Spirituality
228(11)
Roots of the New Age
229(3)
The Religion of the New Age
232(5)
New Spirituality
237(2)
Patterns of Contemporary Contraction: Conservative Religion Come of Age
239(11)
Fundamentalist and Evangelical: The Search for Conservative Identity
240(7)
The Religion of the Fundamentalist-Evangelical Movement
247(3)
Expansion and Contraction, Pluralism and Postpluralism
250(1)
In Overview
251(4)
Part Four ONENESS: AMERICAN RELIGION, AMERICAN IDENTITY 255(45)
Chapter 11 The Public, the Civil, and the Culture of the Center
256(26)
Public Protestantism
257(8)
The Protestant Code
259(3)
The Protestant Cultus
262(1)
The Protestant Creed
263(2)
Civil Religion
265(6)
Civil Religion in Historical Perspective
266(2)
The Structure of the Civil Religion
268(2)
Civil Religion into the Present
270(1)
Cultural Religion
271(9)
The American Ritual Calendar
272(2)
American Sacred Stories
274(2)
American Codes of Living
276(3)
Afterthoughts on Cultural Religion
279(1)
In Overview
280(2)
Chapter 12 Many Centers Meeting
282(18)
Conflicts
283(9)
The Roman Catholic "Plot"
284(3)
The Jewish "Conspiracy"
287(2)
The Pluralist Struggle
289(3)
Coalitions
292(2)
Combinations
294(2)
Summing Up the Present
296(4)
Suggestions for Further Reading 300(10)
Name Index 310(3)
Subject Index 313(13)
Illustration Credits 326


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