The Resource A nation of religions: : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, (electronic resource)

A nation of religions: : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, (electronic resource)

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A nation of religions: : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America
Title
A nation of religions:
Title remainder
the politics of pluralism in multireligious America
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Midwest
Dewey number
200.973/09051
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Prothero, Stephen R
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Religious pluralism
  • Religion and politics
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adult
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A nation of religions: : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11711423
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multicolored
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MWT11711423
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1 online resource
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Label
A nation of religions: : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11711423
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11711423
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11711423
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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