World Religions in America: An Introduction
Native American religions, Protestantism, Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and most other world religions have something in common: They are all practiced in America. Americans are religious people. We cannot fully understand America, says volume editor Jacob Neusner, without making sense of its diverse religious life. We need to understand what religion is thought to be, how it works, and why it matters to people. The contributors to this volume provide basic information about each religion, give its history, review the figures who founded it, and emphasize how each religion appeared in America. Throughout, concern is fiven to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Each chapter ends with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that examines significant vocabulary in each tradition. This book will bring insight to the reader, ignite discussion, and allow an understanding of the many peoples and religions of America.
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LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - JoStARs - LibraryThing
This well-written book is the only one you need to get a solid, broad education on the various faith traditions of the majority of Americans. I was particularly interested in Chapter 20, “Religion and ... קרא סקירה מלאה
Review: World Religions in Americaביקורת משתמש - Emily - Goodreads
This was my textbook for my world religions class and it was easy to read and follow. Each religion was written on by an expert of that religion and the study questions at the end of each chapter were helpful. I usually don't keep textbooks, but I think I'm going to keep this one. קרא סקירה מלאה