Religions of Atlanta: Religious Diversity in the Centennial Olympic CIty

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788502507
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: American Academy of Religion Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Series Editor's Preface
Foreword
Introduction 1
Mainline Protestantism in Atlanta 15
Southern Baptists at Home in Atlanta 39
African-American Expressions of Protestant Christianity in Atlanta 51
A "Catholic" Catholic Church: The Roman Catholic Community of Atlanta 67
Inside/Outside: The Jewish Community of Atlanta 87
Unitarian Universalists: A Liberal Christian Tradition in the South 106
Christian Science in Atlanta: A Religious Message of Spiritual Healing 115
Faith, Family, and Tradition Among the Latter-Day Saints of Atlanta 123
Tongues Aflame: Pentecostal and Charismatic Georgians on Fire for Jesus 139
The Eastern Orthodox Churches of Atlanta 157
Churches of African Origin in Atlanta 175
The Shrine of the Black Madonna of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church 189
Megachurches of Atlanta 199
The Marian Apparition Site at Conyers, Georgia 215
Religious Life in the Muslim Community 229
Hindu Communities in Atlanta 241
A Global Religion: The Rise of Buddhism and Its Growth in Atlanta 255
The Atlanta Baha'i Community 265
On the Road to Clear: The Scientology Community of Atlanta 281
Religion in Atlanta's Queer Community 291
New Age in the New South: Alternative Spiritualities in Metropolitan Atlanta 311
Atlanta's Civic Identity: Civil Religion in a Southern Metropolis 333
Interfaith Conversation and Cooperation 349
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