eBook Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610691105
  • ISBN-13: 9781610691109
  • DDC: 200.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1298 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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This revised and expanded edition of Religion and American Cultures: Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression presents more than 140 essays that address contemporary spiritual practice and culture with a historical perspective. The entries cover virtually every religion in modern-day America as well as the role of religion in various aspects of U.S. culture. Readers will discover that Americans aren't largely Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish anymore, and that the number of popular religious identities is far greater than many would imagine. And although most Americans believe in a higher power, the fastest growing identity in the United States is the "nones"-those Americans who elect "none" when asked about their religious identity-thereby demonstrating how many individuals see their spirituality as something not easily defined or categorized. The first volume explores America's multicultural communities and their religious practices, covering the range of different religions among Anglo-Americans and Euro-Americans as well as spirituality among Latino, African American, Native American, and Asian American communities. The second volume focuses on cultural aspects of religions, addressing topics such as film, Generation X, public sacred spaces, sexuality, and new religious expressions. The new third volume expands the range of topics covered with in-depth essays on additional topics such as interfaith families, religion in prisons, belief in the paranormal, and religion after September 11, 2001. The fourth volume is devoted to complementary primary source documents.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: African American Religions.
2: African American Christianity.
3: African American Religious Leaders.
4: African Americans and Islam.
5: African-Derived American Religions.
6: Asian American Religious Communities.
7: Chinese American Religious Communities.
8: Japanese American Religious Communities.
9: Korean American Religious Communities.
10: Pacific Islander American Religious Communities.
11: South Asian American Religious Communities.
12: Buddhism in America.
13: Buddhist Churches of America.
14: Mahayana Religious Communities.
15: Soka Gakkai International–USA.
16: Theravada Religious Communities.
17: Tibetan Buddhism.
18: Zen.
19: Catholicism in America.
20: Conversion to Catholicism.
21: Nuns and Priests.
22: Our Lady of Guadalupe.
23: Public Catholicism.
24: Vatican II.
25: Hinduism in America.
26: Hare Krishna Movement.
27: Hindu Temples.
28: Reinventions.
29: Vedanta Society.
30: Islam in America.
31: Ahmadiyyah Movement.
32: Conversion to Islam.
33: Islamic Organizations in America.
34: Shi’ite Thought and History.
35: Sufism in America.
36: Sunni Religious Communities.
37: Judaism in America.
38: American Jewish Identities.
39: Assimilation and Jewish Ethnicity.
40: Contemporary Jewishness/Judaism in America.
41: Holocaust and Israel.
42: Politics and the Identity of American Jews.
43: Latina/Latino Religious Communities.
44: Central and South American Religious Communities.
45: Cuban American Religious Communities.
46: Feminist Theology from a Mujerista Perspective.
47: Latina/Latino Protestantism.
48: Mexican American Religious Communities.
49: Puerto Rican Religious Communities.
50: Native American Religions and Politics.
51: Nationhood.
52: Native North American Art.
53: Repatriation.
54: Shamanism.
55: Two-Spirit People.
56: New Age.
57: Channeling.
58: Goddess Spirituality.
59: New Age Bestsellers.
60: Raëlian Movement.
61: Whiteshamanism.
62: Wicca.
63: New Religious Traditions.
64: Christian Science.
65: Communitarian Movements.
66: Mind Cure.
67: Mormonism.
68: Seventh-Day Adventism.
69: Vampire Culture.
70: Orthodox Christianity.
71: Greek Orthodoxy.
72: Native Alaskan Orthodoxy.
73: Oriental Orthodoxy.
74: Protestants and Orthodoxy.
75: Russian Orthodoxy.
76: Protestantism in America.
77: Church Growth Movement.
78: Denominationalism.
79: Emotion.
80: Evangelicalism and Gender.
81: Pentecostalism.
82: Puritanism.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Body.
2: Asian Body Practices.
3: Christian Spiritual Practices.
4: Clothing.
5: Ecstasy.
6: Pain.
7: Piercing.
8: Tattooing.
9: Wounding.
10: Death.
11: AIDS Quilt.
12: Autopsies.
13: Days of the Dead (Días De Los Muertos).
14: Euthanasia.
15: Mourning Rituals.
16: Roadside Shrines.
17: Spiritualism.
18: Generations.
19: Aging, Eldership, and Religion.
20: Baby Boomers.
21: Children and Young People.
22: The Family.
23: Generation X.
24: Material Culture.
25: Christian Retailing.
26: Modern Catholic Church Decorations.
27: Victorian Bibles.
28: Popular Culture.
29: Advertising.
30: Cultural Saints.
31: Faith.
32: Film.
33: Religion in the News.
34: Popular Theodicies.
35: Antebellum America.
36: Civil War and the Late Nineteenth Century.
37: Colonial Period.
38: Evil in the Twentieth Century.
39: Public Theologies and Political Culture.
40: Civil Religion.
41: Civil Rights Movement.
42: Conservatism.
43: Feminisms.
44: Fundamentalism.
45: Law.
46: Liberalism.
47: Ritual and Performance.
48: Childbirth and Ritual.
49: Civic and Political Ritual Performances.
50: Dance.
51: Feminist Theater.
52: Funerals.
53: Gender Shows.
54: Prayer.
55: Sports.
56: Therapy and Healing.
57: Tourism.
58: Weddings.
59: Sacred Space.
60: Cyberspace.
61: Las Vegas.
62: Nature