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Religion and Public Life in the Mountain West (Religion by Region Series, #2): Sacred Landscapes in Transition
     

Religion and Public Life in the Mountain West (Religion by Region Series, #2): Sacred Landscapes in Transition

by Jan Shipps, Mark Silk, Walter Nugent, Ferenc Morton Szasz, Kathleen Flake
 

ISBN-10: 0759106274

ISBN-13: 9780759106277

Pub. Date: 05/15/2004

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Huge mountain ranges and vast uninhabited areas characterize the Mountain West. The region is home to several dense urban centers, but there is enough space between cities for three very distinct religious cultures to develop. Arizona and New Mexico's religious public life is still dominated by the Catholic church which was in place three centuries before these

Overview

Huge mountain ranges and vast uninhabited areas characterize the Mountain West. The region is home to several dense urban centers, but there is enough space between cities for three very distinct religious cultures to develop. Arizona and New Mexico's religious public life is still dominated by the Catholic church which was in place three centuries before these areas became U.S. states. Mormons came to Utah and Idaho in the 19th century to set up their own church-state and only later were admitted to the Union. Religious minorities from Native Americans to "mainstream" Protestants must contend with these religious establishments. In the third subregion of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana no one religious body dominates and many inhabitants claim no religious affiliation at all. Religion and Public Life in the Mountain West explores these three distinct religious regions but then goes on to see how they work together and what they have in common.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759106277
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
05/15/2004
Series:
Religion by Region Series , #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction—Religion in the Mountain West:Geography as Destiny 2 The Religious Demography of an Oasis Culture 3 How Religion Created an Infrastructure for the Mountain West 4 The Mormon Corridor:Utah and Idaho 5 Catholic Heartland in Transition: Arizona and New Mexico 6 Polarized Tribes: Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana 7 Conclusion—Sacred Landscapes in Tension

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