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Religion in America / Edition 6
     

Religion in America / Edition 6

by Julia Corbett Hemeyer
 

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ISBN-10: 0205645208

ISBN-13: 9780205645206

Pub. Date: 06/12/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Religion in America gives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, the Sixth Edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities as a tool for

Overview

Religion in America gives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, the Sixth Edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities as a tool for developing understanding and appreciation of communities of faith other than one’s own, and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205645206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/12/2009
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Religion Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
474,712
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Part One PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS Introduction: Religious America: Diversity and Freedom 1 Studying and Describing Religion Why Study Religion? Studying Religion as a Part of the Humanities Describing Religion Popular Religion Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 2 Religion in the Life of the United States Disestablishment and the Constitution By the Numbers: Data on Religious America Religion after 9-11 Civil Religion and Beyond Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 3 Conflict and Controversy Sexual Misconduct by the Clergy Gays and Lesbians in Communities of Faith Religion and Violence after 9-11 Religious Expression in a Religiously Plural Culture Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites Part Two CHRISTIANITY IN THE UNITED STATES-COMMONALITY AND DIVERSITY 4 The Waning Influence of Mainline Protestantism and the New Evangelical Majority Christian Faith and Practice: Overview Protestant Christianity Mainline Protestantism Denominational Distinctiveness Evangelicals: The New Center in American Protestantism Women in Protestantism Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 5 Christianity in American Culture: Diverse Themes Evangelical Christianity in American Culture: Three Cases Megachurches The Religious-Political Right Separatist and Fundamental Christians Holiness Christians Pentecostal Christianity Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 6 Catholic Christianity: Sacramental Community The Distinctiveness of Catholic Christianity Additional Distinctive Catholic Beliefs Catholic Worship: Word and Sacrament Catholic Lifestyles in the United States The Church as a Social Institution The Second Vatican Council: 1962-1965 Who Are American Catholics? Women in the Catholic Church Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 7 Ethnic Diversity in Christianity: Two Examples Ethnic Christianity Eastern Orthodox Christianity Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the United States African-American Christianity The Changing Face of Ethnic Christianity Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 8 American-Born Christianities Overview Latter-day Saints Christian Scientists Seventh-day Adventists Jehovah's Witnesses An American Innovation Community and Reassurance Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites Part Three EXPANDING DIVERSITY 9 Living a Jewish Life in the United States Who Is a Jew? A Brief Historical Note Jews and Christians Principal Beliefs and Practices of Jewish People One Judaism, Several Expressions Jewish Women Holocaust, Memory, and Religiousness Anti-Semitism Into the Future Questions and Activities for Review, Discussion, and Writing For Further Reading Relevant World Wide Web Sites 10 Muslims in the United States: A Growing Minority Islam, and Islam in the United States Muhammad The Qur'an Beliefs The Five Pillars of Islam Muslims in the United States Muslim College Students Muslim Organizations Muslima: Muslim Women in America Islam and Black Americans Into the Future Questions and Activities

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