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A New Religious America

How a "Christian Country" Has Now Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation
  • By Diana L. Eck
How a "Christian Country" Has Now Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation
  • By Diana L. Eck
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Author and Harvard professor Diana Eck reveals the remarkable new landscape of faith that is dramatically broadening the debate about what it means to be an American.

Religions that we used to think of as existing on the other side of the world are now right around the corner, all across the United States. American Muslims, for instance, are fast outnumbering the memberships of several major Christian denominations as well as the number of American Jews. And second- and third-generation Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and others are now taking up crucial roles in business and community life.

A New Religious America traces the history of freedom of religion and religious diversity in this country. It shows how the Immigration Act of 1965 has led to a transformation of the U.S. population, giving the country an increasingly diverse religious makeup. Eck highlights the challenges posed by intolerance and hatred, and how American culture can be enriched by embracing its growing religious diversity.

Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and Director of The Pluralism Project. Her book Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of The Pluralism Project in the investigation of America's religious diversity.

--Los Angeles Times

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< p> Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today< /p> < ul> < li> The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque.< /li> < li> There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world.< /li> < li> There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.< /li> < /ul>

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780060621599
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780060621599
    • ISBN 10: 0060621591
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2002
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Diana L. Eck
    • Page Count: 432
    • Width: 6.12 inches
    • Height: 1.18 inches
    • Length: 9.08 inches
    • Weight: 1.03 pounds
    • SKU: 9780061750281
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Author: Diana L. Eck
    • ISBN 13: 9780061750281
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2002
    • Format: Electronic Media
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