World Religions In America
An IntroductioneBook - 2000
In this revised and expanded edition of a WJK classic, outstanding contributors present overviews of the world's major religions as they are practiced in America.From Hinduism to Judaism, contributors provide basic, accessible information about each religion, discussing its history, its founders, and, in particular, its development in America. Throughout, attention is given to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Also included are outstanding chapters on how religion relates to women, politics, and society.Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that examines the terminology of each religious tradition.New in this edition are chapters titled "World Religions Made in the U.S.A". and "The Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Religion", as well as a glossary and numerous illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2000.
Edition: Rev. and expanded.
Characteristics: xii, 271 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.