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The Resource A nation of religions : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, edited by Stephen Prothero

A nation of religions : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, edited by Stephen Prothero

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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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edited by Stephen Prothero
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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 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. - Publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
Dewey number
200.973/09051
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.N36 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Prothero, Stephen R
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  • United States
  • Religious pluralism
  • Religion and politics
  • Pluralisme religieux
  • Religion et politique
  • États-Unis
  • Pluralisme religieux
  • Religion et politique
  • États-Unis
  • Religion
  • Religion and politics
  • Religious pluralism
  • United States
  • Pluralisme (algemeen)
  • Godsdiensten
  • Politieke waarden
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Religiöser Pluralismus
  • USA
  • Religiöser Pluralismus
  • USA
  • Religiöser Pluralismus
  • USA
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A nation of religions : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, edited by Stephen Prothero
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction / Stephen Prothero -- Isolate, insulate, assimilate : attitudes of mosque leaders toward America / Ihsan Bagby -- Progressive Islam in America / Omid Safi -- From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 : lessons from the internment of Japanese American Buddhists / Duncan Ryûken Williams -- Reproducing Vietnam in America : San Jose's perfect harmony temple / Hien Duc Do -- Tibetan Buddhism in America : reinforcing the pluralism of the sacred canopy / Robert A.F. Thurman -- Mr. President, why do you exclude us from your prayers? : Hindus challenge American pluralism / Prema A. Kurien -- Sacred land, sacred service : Hindu adaptations to the American landscape / Vasudha Narayanan -- Making home abroad : Sikhs in the United States / Gurinder Singh Mann -- From alleged Buddhists to unreasonable Hindus : First Amendment jurisprudence after 1965 / Courtney Bender and Jennifer Snow -- Agonistic federalism : the Alabama Ten commandments controversy / Stephen Dawson -- The de-Europeanization of American Christianity / R. Stephen Warner -- Religious pluralism and civil society / James Davison Hunter and David Franz
Control code
ocm65538356
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780807830529
Lccn
2006011156
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65538356
  • (OCoLC)65538356
Label
A nation of religions : the politics of pluralism in multireligious America, edited by Stephen Prothero
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Stephen Prothero -- Isolate, insulate, assimilate : attitudes of mosque leaders toward America / Ihsan Bagby -- Progressive Islam in America / Omid Safi -- From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 : lessons from the internment of Japanese American Buddhists / Duncan Ryûken Williams -- Reproducing Vietnam in America : San Jose's perfect harmony temple / Hien Duc Do -- Tibetan Buddhism in America : reinforcing the pluralism of the sacred canopy / Robert A.F. Thurman -- Mr. President, why do you exclude us from your prayers? : Hindus challenge American pluralism / Prema A. Kurien -- Sacred land, sacred service : Hindu adaptations to the American landscape / Vasudha Narayanan -- Making home abroad : Sikhs in the United States / Gurinder Singh Mann -- From alleged Buddhists to unreasonable Hindus : First Amendment jurisprudence after 1965 / Courtney Bender and Jennifer Snow -- Agonistic federalism : the Alabama Ten commandments controversy / Stephen Dawson -- The de-Europeanization of American Christianity / R. Stephen Warner -- Religious pluralism and civil society / James Davison Hunter and David Franz
Control code
ocm65538356
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780807830529
Lccn
2006011156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65538356
  • (OCoLC)65538356

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