Religion in America

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9780130733887: Religion in America

This text introduces a variety of religious groups and activities - both ecclesial and popular - which make up the religious picture in the US. It discusses religion in a spirit of mutual exploration and learning, rather than in terms of "right" and "wrong". This edition features more material on Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in the US; the Black church; New Age movements; feminist spirituality; and 12-step programmes.

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Concise, yet thorough, this text introduces the vast variety of religious groups and activities - both ecclesial and popular - that make up the American religious picture in the 1990s. It presents the academic study of religion within the context of the humanities - discussing religion in a spirit of mutual exploration and learning, rather than in terms of what is 'right' and 'wrong.'

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Concise, yet thorough, this book introduces the vast variety of religious groups and activities—both ecclesial and popular—that make up the American religious picture in the late 1990s. It presents the academic study of religion within the context of the humanities, discussing religion in a spirit of mutual exploration and learning, rather than in terms of what is "right" and "wrong." Coverage emphasizes the current state of today's religions, paying particular attention to the religious diversity found in the United States. Topics include religion in American public life; the Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches; clergical misconduct; responding to religious diversity; studying and describing religion; consensus protestants; catholics in the United States; living a jewish life in the United States; humanism and the unitarian universalists; christianities that began in the United States; alternative themes in american christianity; ethnic christianity; muslims in the United States; hindus and buddhists in the United States; other religious and spiritual movements; and religion as an individual and cultural problem. For those interested in American and Western religions.

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Julia Mitchell Corbett
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1994)
ISBN 10: 0130733881 ISBN 13: 9780130733887
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