Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States by Charles L. CohenGods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States by Charles L. Cohen

Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

EditorCharles L. Cohen, Ronald L. Numbers

Paperback | September 5, 2013

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Religous pluralism has characterized America almost from its seventeenth-century inception, but the past half century or so has witnessed wholesale changes in the religious landscape, including a proliferation of new spiritualities, the emergence of widespread adherence to 'Asian'traditions, and an evangelical Christian resurgence. These recent phenomena - important in themselves as indices of cultural change - are also both causes and contributions to one of the most remarked-upon and seemingly anomalous characteristics of the modern United States: its widespreadreligiosity. Compared to its role in the world's other leading powers, religion in the United States is deeply woven into the fabric of civil and cultural life. At the same time, religion has, from the 1600s on, never meant a single denominational or confessional tradition, and the variety of American religiousexperience has only become more diverse over the past fifty years. Gods in America brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to explain the historical roots of these phenomena and assess their impact on modern American society.
Charles L. Cohen is Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Title:Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Martin Marty: ForewordContributorsCharles L. Cohen and Ronald Numbers: IntroductionPart One: Overviews1. Amanda Porterfield: Religious Pluralism in Religious Studies2. John H. Evans: Religious Pluralism in Modern America: A Sociological Overview3. Bret E. Carroll: Worlds in Space: American Religious Pluralism in Geographic PerspectivePart Two: Protestantism, Catholicism, and Judaism4. William Vance Trollinger, Jr.: Evangelicalism and Religious Pluralism in Contemporary America: Diversity Without, Diversity Within, and Maintaining the Borders5. Scott Appleby: Pluralism: Notes on the American Catholic Experience6. Deborah Dash Moore: Religious Pluralism in American JudaismPart Three: Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism7. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad: Muslims and American Religious Pluralism8. Thomas A. Tweed: Buddhism, Art, and Transcultural Collage: Toward a Cultural History of Buddhism in the United States, 1945-20009. Joanne Punzo Waghorne: Beyond Pluralism: Global Gurus and the Third Stream of American ReligiosityPart Four: Impact of Religious Pluralism: I10. R. Marie Griffith: The Impact of Religious Pluralism on American Women11. Peter W. Williams: Popular Religion and Pluralism, or, Will Harry Potter Be Left Behind?12. Stephanie Y. Mitchem: ''Finding Light through Muddy Waters'': African American Religious PluralismPart Five: Impact of Religious Pluralism: II13. Charles H. Lippy: From Consensus to Struggle: Pluralism and the Body Politic in Contemporary America14. Paul Boyer: Piety, International Politics, and Religious Pluralism in the American Experience15. Shawn Peters: ''Courting Anarchy''?: Religious Pluralism and the LawIndex