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A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America by Stephen Prothero

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The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and, in turn, shaped by American values.For a generation, scholars have been documenting how the landmark legislation that loosened immigration restrictions in 1965 catalyzed the development of the United States as "a nation of Buddhists, Confucianists, and Taoists, as well as Christians," as Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark put it. The contributors to this volume take U.S. religious diversity not as a proposition to be proved but as the truism it has become. Essays address not whether the United States is a Christian or a multireligious nation--clearly, it is both--but how religious diversity is changing the public values, rites, and institutions of the nation and how those values, rites, and institutions are affecting religions centuries old yet relatively new in America. This conversation makes an important contribution to the intensifying public debate about the appropriate role of religion in American politics and society.Contributors:Ihsan Bagby, University of Kentucky Courtney Bender, Columbia UniversityStephen Dawson, Forest, VirginiaDavid Franz, University of VirginiaHien Duc Do, San Jose State UniversityJames Davison Hunter, University of VirginiaPrema A. Kurien, Syracuse UniversityGurinder Singh Mann, University of California, Santa BarbaraVasudha Narayanan, University of FloridaStephen Prothero, Boston UniversityOmid Safi, Colgate UniversityJennifer Snow, Pasadena, CaliforniaRobert A. F. Thurman, Columbia UniversityR. Stephen Warner, University of Illinois at ChicagoDuncan Ryuken Williams, University of California, Berkeley


Reviews (4)
Capella
Bought this as a "textbook" for my college class. A strange way to look at religion and dealing with politics. The speech would only be used by social justice warriors and isn't really applicable for anyone else.
lifestyle
Great book. Received in the condition that was specified.
Uaha
This book arrived looking great. I bought the book for a college class and I really liked it! It's a keeper.
Samuhn
A perfect order

ISBN: 0807830526

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ISBN13: 978-0807830529

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (September 25, 2006)

Language: English

Subcategory: Americas

Pages: 304

A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America
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Author: Stephen Prothero
Title: A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America