πŸ“’ Author : Peter W. Williams
πŸ“’ Publisher : University of Illinois Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 658
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780252075513
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : A panoramic introduction to religion in America, newly revised and updated


πŸ“’ Author : J. Gordon Melton
πŸ“’ Publisher : Abc-Clio Inc
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2000
πŸ“’ Pages : 316
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015049541694
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The evolution of religious diversity and complexity in the United States is explained clearly in this richly illustrated historical work.


πŸ“’ Author : J. Gordon Melton
πŸ“’ Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 1408
πŸ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015057946082
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

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


πŸ“’ Author : Don S. Browning
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rutgers University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-02-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0813546958
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.


πŸ“’ Author : Anna L. Peterson
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-08-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 324
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780814767313
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : J. Gordon Melton
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1996
πŸ“’ Pages : 1150
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0810377144
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Sects

SYNOPSIS : "Compact, clearly printed, and a delight to use. A sine qua non for the reference collections of public, academic, and theological libraries". -- American Reference Books Annual


πŸ“’ Author : Ruth Marie Griffith
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 637
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0195170458
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Religion has played a complex, vibrant, and multifaceted role in our nation's history. One of the most effective ways to help students explore its vitality is through primary sources. American Religions: A Documentary History is the only one-volume, up-to-date collection of primary sources available for American religious history courses. Featuring a creative dual structure - the readings are arranged both chronologically and thematically - this indispensable sourcebook can be used in bothhistorically and topically organized courses. Balancing canonical works with those by newly discovered voices, American Religions: A Documentary History includes seventy-five classic and contemporary selections from the colonial period through the present day. It offers readings by a uniquely wide range of religiously, socially, and ethnically diverse writers: theological conservatives and liberals, northerners and southerners, women and men, and African Americans and Mexican Americans alongside Anglo-Americans. The selections are long enough to stimulate serious discussion yet concise enough for students to digest easily. The volume is organized into six sections that cover different chronological periods, each of which contains writings on five themes: theological reflections, ritual and performance, spiritual autobiography, interreligious conflict and negotiation, and more expansive conceptualizations of religion. Enhanced by brief biographies of the authors, a general introduction, and section introductions, the text also includes two sample syllabi - one oriented toward a historical approach and the other toward a thematic approach. Ideal for introductory courses in religion in America and American religious history - taught both in religious studies and history departments - American Religions: A Documentary History offers students a broad yet in-depth and engaging gateway into the subject.


πŸ“’ Author : GastΓ³n Espinosa
πŸ“’ Publisher : Duke University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 454
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780822388951
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This collection presents a rich, multidisciplinary inquiry into the role of religion in the Mexican American community. Breaking new ground by analyzing the influence of religion on Mexican American literature, art, activism, and popular culture, it makes the case for the establishment of Mexican American religious studies as a distinct, recognized field of scholarly inquiry. Scholars of religion, Latin American, and Chicano/a studies as well as of sociology, anthropology, and literary and performance studies, address several broad themes. Taking on questions of history and interpretation, they examine the origins of Mexican American religious studies and Mario Barrera’s theory of internal colonialism. In discussions of the utopian community founded by the preacher and activist Reies LΓ³pez Tijerina, CΓ©sar ChΓ‘vez’s faith-based activism, and the Los Angeles-based CatΓ³licos Por La Raza movement of the late 1960s, other contributors focus on mystics and prophets. Still others illuminate popular Catholicism by looking at Our Lady of Guadalupe, home altars, and Los Pastores dramas (nativity plays) as vehicles for personal, social, and political empowerment. Turning to literature, contributors consider Gloria AnzaldΓΊa’s view of the borderlands as a mystic vision and the ways that Chicana writers invoke religious symbols and rhetoric to articulate a moral vision highlighting social injustice. They investigate the role of healing, looking at it in relation to both the Latino Pentecostal movement and the practice of the curanderismo tradition in East Los Angeles. Delving into to popular culture, they reflect on Luis Valdez’s video drama La Pastorela: β€œThe Shepherds’ Play,” the spirituality of Chicana art, and the religious overtones of the reverence for the slain Tejana music star Selena. This volume signals the vibrancy and diversity of the practices, arts, traditions, and spiritualities that reflect and inform Mexican American religion. Contributors: Rudy V. Busto, DavΓ­d Carrasco, Socorro CastaΓ±eda-Liles, GastΓ³n Espinosa, Richard R. Flores, Mario T. GarcΓ­a, MarΓ­a Herrera-Sobek, LuΓ­s D. LeΓ³n, Ellen McCracken, Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett, Laura E. PΓ©rez, Roberto Lint Saragena, Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, Kay Turner


πŸ“’ Author : Catherine L. Albanese
πŸ“’ Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1999
πŸ“’ Pages : 549
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0534504574
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Since its first publication in 1981, AMERICA: RELIGIONS AND RELIGION has become the standard introduction to the study of American religious traditions. Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field of American religions, this textbook has introduced thousands of students to the rich religious diversity that has always been a hallmark of the American religious experience. Beginning with native American religious traditions and following the course of America's religious history up to the present day, this text gives students the benefit of the author's extensive, influential scholarship in a clear manner that has proven to be readily accessible for today's undergraduates. This long-awaited new edition explores a variety recent events and developments, including increasing religious pluralism, the growth of postpluralism and the culture of religious combinations, recent religious change among Native Americans, renewed interest in the Kabbalah among Jews and others, present-day concerns in Catholicism and among Protestants, the Christian Right, new spirituality, religion and sexuality.


πŸ“’ Author : Paula Hartz
πŸ“’ Publisher : Infobase Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 145
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781438120539
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Indians of North America

SYNOPSIS : Presents the history of the Native American religions, starting from their roots as tribal religions, and then details the detrimental effects of European colonization, the annihilation of the Native Americans that threatened the religions, and their restoration in the 20th 20th century.