Religion and Public Life in the Middle Atlantic Region: The Fount of Diversity / Edition 1

Religion and Public Life in the Middle Atlantic Region: The Fount of Diversity / Edition 1

by Randall Balmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759106371

ISBN-13: 9780759106376

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: AltaMira Press

The Middle Atlantic region's religious diversity began in the 17th century and continues today. European religious minorities recognized the need to tolerate other faiths if they themselves were to be tolerated. From Quaker Pennsylvania to English Catholic Maryland to New York with no state religion, the Middle Atlantic colonies inspired the framers of the

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Overview

The Middle Atlantic region's religious diversity began in the 17th century and continues today. European religious minorities recognized the need to tolerate other faiths if they themselves were to be tolerated. From Quaker Pennsylvania to English Catholic Maryland to New York with no state religion, the Middle Atlantic colonies inspired the framers of the Constitution to keep a wall of separation between religion and government. But the religious diversity of the region is tempered by the many religious institutions that have centers in the area, especially in Washington, DC and New York City. The diversity here is due less to fluid identities and emerging religions than to many established religious institutions recognizing and tolerating each other. Protestant, Catholic and Jewish traditions function alongside each other here and they make room for the religions of new immigrants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106376
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Religion by Region Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Proving Ground for Pluralism Chapter 2 The Religious Diversity of an Immigrant Region Chapter 3 Protestants in the Middle Atlantic Region Chapter 4 Catholicism in the Middle Atlantic Chapter 5 Jews-Middle Atlantic and Beyond Chapter 6 Religions of Immigrants in the Middle Atlantic States Chapter 7 Conclusion: The Pluralist Imperative

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