America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity / Edition 1
  • America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity / Edition 1
  • America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity / Edition 1

America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity / Edition 1

by Robert Wuthnow
     
 

"This book is one of Wuthnow's best. He lends his fine-grained analysis to a topic that is at the heart of the experiment called American democracy: how people manage the idea that religion should be about the one true faith with their desire to welcome faiths other than their own."—Alan Wolfe, Boston College

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"This book is one of Wuthnow's best. He lends his fine-grained analysis to a topic that is at the heart of the experiment called American democracy: how people manage the idea that religion should be about the one true faith with their desire to welcome faiths other than their own."—Alan Wolfe, Boston College

"This is a wonderful book. I know of no other works that interrogate the contradictions between the historical sense many Americans hold that America is a "Christian nation" and the current realities and challenges of religious diversity and pluralism. It is a very thorough, penetrating examination of a topic that requires immediate attention."—Lynn Davidman, Brown University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691134116
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
942,924
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : confronting diversity1
Ch. 1A special people in a diverse world8
Ch. 2The new diversity37
Ch. 3The significance of religious diversity75
Ch. 4Embracing diversity : shopping in the spiritual marketplace106
Ch. 5"Many mansions" : accepting diversity130
Ch. 6"One way" : resisting diversity159
Ch. 7The public's beliefs and practices188
Ch. 8How congregations manage diversity230
Ch. 9Negotiating religiously mixed marriages259
Ch. 10How pluralistic should we be?286

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