ISBN-10:
0534164889
ISBN-13:
9780534164881
Pub. Date:
11/28/1991
Publisher:
Wadsworth
America: Religions and Religion / Edition 2

America: Religions and Religion / Edition 2

by Catherine L. Albanese

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America: Religions and Religion / Edition 2

Since its first publication in 1981, AMERICA: RELIGIONS AND RELIGION has become the standard introduction to the study of American religious traditions. Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field of American religions, this textbook has introduced thousands of students to the rich religious diversity that has always been a hallmark of the American religious experience. Beginning with native American religious traditions and following the course of America's religious history up to the present day, this text gives students the benefit of the author's extensive, influential scholarship in a clear manner that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism, the growth of postpluralism and the culture of religious combinations, recent religious change among Native Americans, renewed interest in the Kabbalah among Jews and others, present-day concerns in Catholicism and among Protestants, the Christian Right, new spirituality, religion and sexuality.

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ISBN-13: 9780534164881
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/28/1991
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 7.39(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition. Introduction:
Part I: MANYNESS: THE ORIGINAL CAST.
1.Original Manyness: Tradition and Change among Native Americans. Native American Diversity. Common Characteristics in Religion. Differences in Native American Religious Traditions. Change in Native American Traditions.
2.Israel in a Promised Land: Jewish Religion and Peoplehood. The Jewish Immigrations. Jewishness and Peoplehood. Judaism as Biblical Religion. Jewish Tradition and the Consecration of Time. American Forms of Judaism. American Judaism and Contemporary Life.
3.Bread and Mortar: The Presence of Roman Catholicism. Spanish Missions. French Missions. English Colonies. Roman Catholic Religion. The American Saga of Catholicism.
4.Word from the Beginning: American Protestant Origins and the Liberal Tradition. The Religion of the Reformation. The Reformation in England. The Reformation in the English Colonies. Colonial Foreshadowings of Liberalism. Liberalism in the American Revolution. Early Liberal Heyday: From the Revolution to the Civil War. From Gilded Age into Twentieth Century. Protestant Liberalism in Recent Times.
5.Restoring an Ancient Future: The Protestant Churches and the Mission Mind. Mission on the Home Front. Mission to the World.
6.Black Center: African American Religion and Nationhood. West African Religions. New Land, New Religion. Black Christianity. The Black Church in Freedom.Black Religion in the Twentieth Century and After.
Part II: MANYNESS: NEWMADE IN AMERICA.
7.Visions of Paradise Planted: Nineteenth-Century New Religions. Sectarianism and Nineteenth-Century New Religions. TheMormons. The Christian Scientists. The Seventh-day Adventists. The Jehovah's Witnesses. Communalism.
8.Homesteads of the Mind: Belief and Practice in Metaphysics. The Religious Meaning of Metaphysics. Metaphysical Sources in the Western Tradition. Traditional Practice in the Colonies. The Metaphysical Revival of the Nineteenth Century. Popular Metaphysics in a New Nation. Later American Metaphysics.
Part III: MANYNESS: PATTERNS OF EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION.
9.East Is West: Eastern Peoples and Eastern Religion. Nearer East: Eastern Orthodoxy. Middle East: Islam. Farther East: Hinduism. Farther East: Buddhism. East Is West: Expansion, Contraction, and Combination.
10.Fundamentals of the New Age: Present-Time Pluralism and Postpluralism. The New Age and New Spirituality. Patterns of Contemporary Contraction: Conservative Religion Come of Age. Expansion and Contraction, Pluralism and Postpluralism.
Part IV: ONENESS: AMERICAN RELIGION, AMERICAN IDENTITY.
11.The Public, the Civil, and the Culture of the Center. Public Protestantism. The Protestant Code. The Protestant Cultus. The Protestant Creed. Civil Religion. Cultural Religion.
12.Many Centers Meeting. Conflicts. Coalitions. Combinations. Summing Up the Present. Suggestions for Further Reading.
Index. Illustration Credits.

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