Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish and Muslim Experiences in the United States / Edition 1

Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish and Muslim Experiences in the United States / Edition 1

by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759103526

ISBN-13: 9780759103528

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Most of the 12 studies reflect presentations to the conference titled Becoming American: Immigration and Religious Life in the United States, sponsored by the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in May 2000. They consider the struggles of American Muslims today in light of the experience of previous Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and…  See more details below

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Most of the 12 studies reflect presentations to the conference titled Becoming American: Immigration and Religious Life in the United States, sponsored by the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in May 2000. They consider the struggles of American Muslims today in light of the experience of previous Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Moslem immigrants. The topics include evangelicalism and migration, the complex nature of African American religious identity and those who interpret it, and how Muslims use Islamic paradigms to define America. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759103528
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Becoming American - Religion, Identity, and Institution Building in the American Mosaic1
1The Changing Contours of American Religion19
2American Catholics: Neither out Far nor in Deep33
3Crossing the Borders: Evangelicalism and Migration53
4Colonization versus Immigration in the Integration and Identification of Hispanics in the United States61
5Some Praise Jesus, and Some Don't: Thoughts on the Complex Nature of African American Religious Identity and Those Who Interpret It85
6Immigration and Religion in America: The Experience of Judaism105
7American Jews in the New Millennium117
8"No Matter How Poor and Small the Building": Health Care Institutions and the Jewish Immigrant Community129
9Islam in America: The Mosaic159
10Constructing the American Muslim Community175
11How Muslims Use Islamic Paradigms to Define America199
12Exploring the Religious Preferences of Recent Immigrants to the United States: Evidence from the New Immigrant Survey Pilot217
Bibliography255
Index277
About the Contributors291

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