Religious Pluralism and Civil Society (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series)

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Organized into three major topics, the articles in this volume delve into this urgent topic of our day and offer valuable insights in the following areas:

I. Broad Perspectives – Providing a solid foundation, this opening section lays the groundwork for clarifying this complex issue. 

II. Region and Religion – The papers in this section point to the importance of regional history and culture in shaping differing styles of pluralism within America.

III. Minority & Immigrant Experiences – Focusing on contemporary immigrant and minority groups in the United States, these articles reflect on the experiences of Muslims, Orthodox Jews, and Latino religions as well as the role of interfaith leaders in the 2005/2006 immigration reform debate.

IV. Institutional Patterns – Examining creative ways that pluralism is flourishing within the United States, these articles provide a framework for future interfaith dialog.

Social scientists, religious scholars, policy makers, and the informed public will find this volume of The ANNALS to be a valuable resource that distills this complex and sometimes cloudy issue of religious pluralism.

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Wade Clark Roof holds a PhD in the sociology and psychology of religion from the University of North Carolina. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at UCSB. His main areas of research interest are sociology of religion and American religious trends, and he has published widely in both fields, most recently serving as editor in chief for Macmillan Reference’s Contemporary American Religion (2000). He also teaches a range of both undergraduate and graduate courses on religion and society.

 

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