The Resource Religion in America : a comprehensive guide to faith, history, and tradition, edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Greg Tobin ; foreword by Jane I. Smith

Religion in America : a comprehensive guide to faith, history, and tradition, edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Greg Tobin ; foreword by Jane I. Smith

Label
Religion in America : a comprehensive guide to faith, history, and tradition
Title
Religion in America
Title remainder
a comprehensive guide to faith, history, and tradition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Greg Tobin ; foreword by Jane I. Smith
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This up-to-date work takes the country's religious pulse, covering all of America's most significant organizations and denominations. Readers will find an introduction to the basic tenets and structure of 30 faiths, reviewed by a respected authority on each religion, as well as maps, surveys, and other demographic breakdowns from religious figures and scholars with respect to contemporary American society, culture, and politics. Essays discuss broader, more overarching aspects of worship in the US. --from publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
200.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.R4642 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Religion in America : a comprehensive guide to faith, history, and tradition, edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Greg Tobin ; foreword by Jane I. Smith
Publication
Contents
Pt. 1. The religions. Christianity : Catholicism and orthodoxy. Roman Catholicism ; Eastern orthodoxy : Protestantism. Christianity. Baptist Church ; Christian Science ; Congregationalism ; Disciples of Christ ; Episcopal Church ; Evangelical denominations ; Jehovah's Witnesses ; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) ; Lutheran Church ; Mennonites ; Methodists ; Presbyterianism ; Quakers ; Seventh-day Adventists ; Unitarian Universalists ; Islam. Historical introduction ; The Islamic faith ; Islam in America ; Judaism. Historical introduction ; The Jewish faith ; Judaism in America ; Eastern faiths. Historical introduction ; Bahá'í faith ; Buddhism ; Hinduism ; Jainism ; Sikhism ; Taoism ; Other religious groups. Historical introduction ; Native American religions ; Nature-based religions ; Atheism, agnosticism, humanism, and other groups -- pt. 2. Issues in American religion. To America's community of faith / Pope Benedict XVI ; The American clergy / Sue E.S. Crawford ; The new convergence / Gregg Easterbrook ; Is America a hospitable land for Islam? / John L. Esposito ; Religion and American politics / Jo-Renee Formicola ; Can "it" happen here? Abraham H. Foxman ; Transforming tolerance : American religion and sexual diversity / Jay Emerson Johnson ; Look to the mountains : religion and the environment / Eric Kampmann ; Contemporary American spiritual movements / Don Lattin ; Can an atheist be a good citizen? / Richard John Neuhaus ; Serenity at last / Harold Rabinowitz ; The spirituality of despair / Ames K. Sweet ; Intelligent faith / Larry Witham ; Eastern religion on American soil / Lili Zhang and Naoko Sasaki -- pt. 3. Faith, facts, and figures : faith and numbers. Religious affiliation : geography ; Religious affiliation : demography ; Maps : religious distributions ; Polls and surveys ; Sources and methodology
Control code
727610617
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 991 p.
Isbn
9781402743016
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011021211
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)727610617

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