eBook Religious Myths and Visions of America: How Minority Faiths Redefined America'sWorld Role, 1st Edition

  • Christopher Buck
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  • ISBN-10: 0313359601
  • ISBN-13: 9780313359606
  • DDC: 200.973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 324 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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At the heart of American studies is the idea of America itself. Here, Buck looks at the religious significance of America by examining those religions that have attached some kind of spiritual meaning to America. The author explores how American Protestantism — and nine minority faiths — have projected America into the mainstream of world history by defining and by redefining America's world role. Surveying the religious myths and visions of America from ten religions, Buck shows how minority faiths have redefined America's sense of national purpose. This book invites serious reflection on what it means to be an American, particularly from a religious perspective.