America S Religions

America S Religions

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In a review in the Journal of Religion, the famed Martin Marty characterized Peter Williams as a productive wonder and America's Religions: Traditions and Cultures as a rich resource for readers who would like a 'state of the art' comment on the abundant religious phenomena which surround them.Writing in Religion and American Culture, Stephen J. Stein said the book is not a story of religion in isolation from the rest of American life, but a work that has as a major emphasis the theme of Americanization, of the symbiotic relationship between religions and cultures.Williams's book widely considered the best of its kind, is a comprehensive introduction to the religious history of the United States and the traditions out of which it arose, from colonial times through the late twentieth century. Now including an updated bibliography, it presents descriptions of major religious traditions and introduces distinctive American innovations. Included are not only Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but African American, Native American, and Asian American traditions. The peace churches, liberal churches, and Mormonism also are discussed.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Peter W. Williams
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Release : 1990
File : 488 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023109296


Mexican American Religions

Mexican American Religions

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Mexican American Religions is a concise introduction to the religious life of Mexican American people in the United States. This accessible volume uses historical narrative to explore the complex religious experiences and practices that have shaped Mexican American life in North America. It addresses the religious impact of U.S. imperial expansion into formerly Mexican territory and examines how religion intertwines with Mexican and Mexican American migration into and within the United States. This book also delves into the particularities and challenges faced by Mexican American Catholics in the United States, the development and spread of Mexican American Protestantism and Pentecostalism, and a growing religious diversity. Topics covered include: Mesoamerican religions Iberian religion and colonial evangelization of New Spain The Colonial era Religion in the Mexican period The U.S.-Mexican War and the racialization of Mexican American religion Mexican migration and the Catholic Church Mexican American Protestants Mexican American Evangelical and Charismatic Christianity Mexican American Catholics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Curanderismo Religion and Mexican American civil rights Pilgrimage and borderland connections Mexican American Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and Secularism Mexican American Religions provides an overview of this incredibly diverse community and its ongoing cultural contribution. Ideal for students and scholars approaching the topic for the first time, the book includes sections in each chapter that focus on Mexican American religion in practice.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Brett Hendrickson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-30
File : 234 Pages
ISBN : 9781000441529


Encyclopedia Of American Religions

Encyclopedia Of American Religions

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This encyclopedia, revised and expanded, contains over 2600 descriptive entries on the religious and spiritual groups of the United States and Canada.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : J. Gordon Melton
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Release : 2003
File : 1408 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015057946082


The Encyclopedia Of American Religions Religious Creeds

The Encyclopedia Of American Religions Religious Creeds

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On t.p.: A compilation of more than 450 creeds, confessions, statements of faith, and summaries of doctrine of religious and spiritual groups in the United States and Canada.

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Genre : Creeds
Author by : J. Gordon Melton
Publisher : Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Company
Release : 1988
File : 838 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015013406163


Mexican American Religions

Mexican American Religions

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A multidisciplinary collection of essays examining the influence of Mexican American religion on Mexican American literature, art, politics, and popular culture.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Gastón Espinosa
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2008-07-08
File : 443 Pages
ISBN : 0822341190


Asian American Religions

Asian American Religions

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Nervous, inexperienced, confused. For most, losing your virginity is one of life's most significant moments, always to be remembered. Of course, experiences vary, but Laura Carpenter asks: Is there an ideal way to lose it? What would constitute a “positive” experience? What often compels the big step? And, further, what does “going all the way” really mean for young gays and lesbians? In this first comprehensive study of virginity loss, Carpenter teases out the complexities of all things virgin by drawing on interviews with both young men and women who are straight, gay or bisexual. Virginity Lost offers a rare window into one of life's most intimate and significant sexual moments. The stories here are frank, poignant and fascinating as Carpenter presents an array of experiences that run the gamut from triumphant to devastating. Importantly, Carpenter argues that one's experience of virginity loss can have a powerful impact on one's later sexual experiences. Especially at a time of increased debate about sexual abstinence versus safe sex education in public schools, this important volume will provide essential information about the sex lives of young people.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Tony Carnes
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2004-05-01
File : 399 Pages
ISBN : 9780814716304


Teaching African American Religions

Teaching African American Religions

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The variety and complexity of its traditions make African American religion one of the most difficult topics in religious studies to teach to undergraduates. The sheer scope of the material to be covered is daunting to instructors, many of whom are not experts in African American religious traditions, but are called upon to include material on African American religion in courses on American Religious History or the History of Christianity. Also, the unfamiliarity of the subject matter to the vast majority of students makes it difficult to achieve any depth in the brief time allotted in the survey courses where it is usually first encountered. The essays in this volume will supply functional, innovative ways to teach African American religious traditions in a variety of settings.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Carolyn M. Jones
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-07-14
File : 272 Pages
ISBN : 0198037503


Latin American Religions

Latin American Religions

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Before Columbus, the Americas were populated by many indigenous cultures, with a great diversity of religions. After 1492, European governments and churches dominated religious life. While Roman Catholicism was the official religion, great religious hybridization occurred, mixing European, indigenous, and often African traditions into distinctly New World forms. Latin American Religions provides an introduction through documents to the historical development and contemporary expressions of religious life in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. A central feature of this text is its inclusion of both primary and secondary materials, including letters, sermons, journal entries, ritual manuals, and ancient sacred texts. These documents provide readers with direct access to the voices of adherents, enabling them to act as academic investigators, experiencing and interpreting the same texts on which historians draw. The documents are framed by substantive introductions which provide both historical context and theoretical insights for the study of these religions traditions and the ways in which they have developed over time. From the religious traditions of the Mayas and Aztecs and of the African diaspora, to official and popular Catholicism, to liberation theology, the rise of Pentecostalism, and emerging trends and new religious movements in Latin America, this new work offers a concise overview of this fascinating field.

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Anna L. Peterson
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2008-08-03
File : 324 Pages
ISBN : 9780814767313


Encyclopedia Of African American Religions

Encyclopedia Of African American Religions

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Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries: * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders * 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions) * Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)

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Genre : Religion
Author by : Larry G. Murphy
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-11-20
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781135513382


African American Religions 1500 2000

African American Religions 1500 2000

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A rich account of the long history of Black religion from the dawn of Western colonialism to the rise of the national security paradigm.

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Genre : History
Author by : Sylvester A. Johnson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-08-31
File : 415 Pages
ISBN : 9780521198530