Religions of Atlanta: Religious Diversity in the Centennial Olympic CIty

Religions of Atlanta: Religious Diversity in the Centennial Olympic CIty

by Gary Laderman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788502506

ISBN-13: 9780788502507

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788502507
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1996
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

Acknowledgmentsxi
Series Editor's Prefacexiii
Forewordxv
Introduction1
Part IReligious Communities with Deep Roots in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Mainline Protestantism in Atlanta15
Southern Baptists at Home in Atlanta39
African-American Expressions of Protestant Christianity in Atlanta51
A "Catholic" Catholic Church: The Roman Catholic Community of Atlanta67
Inside/Outside: The Jewish Community of Atlanta87
Part IIVarieties of Christian Belief and Practice
Unitarian Universalists: A Liberal Christian Tradition in the South106
Christian Science in Atlanta: A Religious Message of Spiritual Healing115
Faith, Family, and Tradition Among the Latter-Day Saints of Atlanta123
Tongues Aflame: Pentecostal and Charismatic Georgians on Fire for Jesus139
The Eastern Orthodox Churches of Atlanta157
Churches of African Origin in Atlanta175
The Shrine of the Black Madonna of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church189
Megachurches of Atlanta199
The Marian Apparition Site at Conyers, Georgia215
Part IIIReligious Diversity in the New Metropolis
Religious Life in the Muslim Community229
Hindu Communities in Atlanta241
A Global Religion: The Rise of Buddhism and Its Growth in Atlanta255
The Atlanta Baha'i Community265
On the Road to Clear: The Scientology Community of Atlanta281
Religion in Atlanta's Queer Community291
New Age in the New South: Alternative Spiritualities in Metropolitan Atlanta311
Part IVUnited in Diversity: The Search for Common Ground
Atlanta's Civic Identity: Civil Religion in a Southern Metropolis333
Interfaith Conversation and Cooperation349

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