World Religions in American, Fourth Edition: An Introduction

World Religions in American, Fourth Edition: An Introduction

by Jacob Neusner
     
 

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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of… See more details below

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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In this work, whose format suggests a collection of essays instead of a standard textbook, each of 14 chapters is devoted to a religious group or topic and written by a prominent scholar in the field of religious studies. The scholars provide factual data concerning each religion or topic, as well as their personal observations, opinions, and conclusions, giving the student not only a well-informed introduction to religions in America but also a sense that these religions are alive, active, and relevant to one's and the world's well-being. Of special interest are the chapters on religion and its relationship to women, politics, and society in general. Every chapter ends with study questions, essay topics, word explorations, and a further reading list. Recommended for high school libraries and undergraduate college libraries.-- Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu
Booknews
Fourteen contributed chapters introduce the basics of the diverse religions of America: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, and the religions of African, Native, and Hispanic Americans. Study questions and essay topics follow each chapter. The level is high school or above. Paper edition (unseen), $12.99. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611640472
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
10/07/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,277,425
File size:
3 MB

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