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A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation

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

About the Author

Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of The Pluralism Project. As a Christian, she has also been involved in the United Methodist Church, the World Council of Churches, and the life of Harvard Divinity School. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060621599
Subtitle:
How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation
Author:
Eck, Diana L.
Author:
Eck, Diana L.
Author:
by Diana L Eck
Publisher:
HarperOne
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Pluralism
Subject:
Religious pluralism
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
United States Religion.
Subject:
Religion Western-Ministry & Church Management
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
01-5548
Publication Date:
20020528
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 9 in 36.00 oz

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  • The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque.
  • There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world.
  • There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.
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