The American Religion

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

Explanation 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
Author: Ruth Marie Griffith
Pages: 637
ISBN: IND:30000116727854
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Native American Religious Traditions

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

Explanation 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.

America s Religions

America s Religions
Author: Peter W. Williams
Pages: 488
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023109296
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a review in the Journal of Religion, the famed Martin Marty characterized Peter Williams as a productive wonder and America's Religions: Traditions and Cultures as a rich resource for readers who would like a 'state of the art' comment on the abundant religious phenomena which surround them.Writing in Religion and American Culture, Stephen J. Stein said the book is not a story of religion in isolation from the rest of American life, but a work that has as a major emphasis the theme of Americanization, of the symbiotic relationship between religions and cultures.Williams's book widely considered the best of its kind, is a comprehensive introduction to the religious history of the United States and the traditions out of which it arose, from colonial times through the late twentieth century. Now including an updated bibliography, it presents descriptions of major religious traditions and introduces distinctive American innovations. Included are not only Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but African American, Native American, and Asian American traditions. The peace churches, liberal churches, and Mormonism also are discussed.

The Encyclopedia of American Religions

The Encyclopedia of American Religions
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Pages: 1203
ISBN: UOM:49015002844539
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Children and Childhood in American Religions

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

Explanation 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.

The Encyclopedia of American Religions

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

Explanation 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

America Religions and Religion

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

Explanation 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
Author: J. Gordon Melton,Gale Group
Pages: 1408
ISBN: UOM:39015057946082
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Language: un

Explanation 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.

Encyclopedia of American Religions

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

Explanation 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.

A Religious History of the American People

A Religious History of the American People
Author: Sydney E. Ahlstrom
Pages: 1192
ISBN: 0300100124
Available:
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day. Praise for the earlier edition: ?An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language.”?B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World ?The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition.”?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review ?An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor.”?America ?The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority.”?Christianity Today ?No one writing or thinking hereafter about America's past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom's magisterial account of the religious element.”?American Historical Review

Children and Childhood in American Religions

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

Explanation 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.

Introducing American Religion

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

Explanation of the Book:

African American Religions 1500 2000

African American Religions  1500 2000
Author: Sylvester A. Johnson
Pages: 434
ISBN: 0521157005
Available:
Release: 2015-08-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides a narrative historical, postcolonial account of African American religions. It examines the intersection of Black religion and colonialism over several centuries to explain the relationship between empire and democratic freedom. Rather than treating freedom and its others (colonialism, slavery, and racism) as opposites, Sylvester A. Johnson interprets multiple periods of Black religious history to discern how Atlantic empires (particularly that of the United States) simultaneously enabled the emergence of particular forms of religious experience and freedom movements as well as disturbing patterns of violent domination. Johnson explains theories of matter and spirit that shaped early indigenous religious movements in Africa, Black political religion responding to the American racial state, the creation of Liberia, and FBI repression of Black religious movements in the twentieth century. By combining historical methods with theoretical analysis, Johnson explains the seeming contradictions that have shaped Black religions in the modern era.

Religion Law USA

Religion  Law  USA
Author: Isaac Weiner
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781479891399
Available:
Release: 2019-07-02
Editor: NYU Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Offers insight into the complex relationship between religion and law in contemporary America Why religion? Why law? Why now? In recent years, the United States has witnessed a number of high-profile court cases involving religion, forcing Americans to grapple with questions regarding the relationship between religion and law. This volume maps the contemporary interplay of religion and law within the study of American religions. What rights are protected by the Constitution’s free exercise clause? What are the boundaries of religion, and what is the constitutional basis for protecting some religious beliefs but not others? What characterizes a religious-studies approach to religion and law today? What is gained by approaching law from the vantage point of religious studies, and what does attention to the law offer back to scholars of religion? Religion, Law, USA considers all these questions and more. Each chapter considers a specific keyword in the study of religion and law, such as “conscience,” “establishment,” “secularity,” and “personhood.” Contributors consider specific case studies related to each term, and then expand their analyses to discuss broader implications for the practice and study of American religion. Incorporating pieces from leading voices in the field, this book is an indispensable addition to the scholarship on religion and law in America.

American Religions and the Family

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

Explanation 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.

Teaching African American Religions

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

Explanation 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.

The Encyclopedia of American Religions Religious Creeds

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

Explanation 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.

American Religion

American Religion
Author: Mark A. A. Chaves
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780691177564
Available:
Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most Americans say they believe in God, and more than a third say they attend religious services every week. Yet studies show that people do not really go to church as often as they claim, and it is not always clear what they mean when they tell pollsters they believe in God or pray. American Religion presents the best and most up-to-date information about religious trends in the United States, in a succinct and accessible manner. This sourcebook provides essential information about key developments in American religion since 1972, and is the first major resource of its kind to appear in more than two decades. Mark Chaves looks at trends in diversity, belief, involvement, congregational life, leadership, liberal Protestant decline, and polarization. He draws on two important surveys: the General Social Survey, an ongoing survey of Americans' changing attitudes and behaviors, begun in 1972; and the National Congregations Study, a survey of American religious congregations across the religious spectrum. Chaves finds that American religious life has seen much continuity in recent decades, but also much change. He challenges the popular notion that religion is witnessing a resurgence in the United States--in fact, traditional belief and practice is either stable or declining. Chaves examines why the decline in liberal Protestant denominations has been accompanied by the spread of liberal Protestant attitudes about religious and social tolerance, how confidence in religious institutions has declined more than confidence in secular institutions, and a host of other crucial trends. Now with updated data and a new preface by the author, this revised edition provides essential information about key developments in American religion since 1972, plainly showing that religiosity is declining in America.

Asian American Religions

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

Explanation 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.