A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America

A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America


the us has lengthy been defined as a kingdom of immigrants, however it is additionally a state of religions during which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists reside and paintings aspect by means of aspect. This e-book explores that state of religions, targeting how 4 lately arrived non secular communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and, in flip, formed by means of American values.

For a iteration, students were documenting how the landmark laws that loosened immigration regulations in 1965 catalyzed the improvement of the USA as "a state of Buddhists, Confucianists, and Taoists, in addition to Christians," as ultimate court docket Justice Tom Clark placed it. The participants to this quantity take U.S. non secular variety no longer as a proposition to be proved yet because the truism it has develop into. Essays tackle no longer no matter if the us is a Christian or a multireligious nation--clearly, it's both--but how spiritual range is altering the general public values, rites, and associations of the country and the way these values, rites, and associations are affecting religions centuries outdated but particularly new in the USA. This dialog makes a tremendous contribution to the intensifying public debate concerning the applicable position of faith in American politics and society.

Contributors:
Ihsan Bagby, collage of Kentucky
Courtney Bender, Columbia University
Stephen Dawson, wooded area, Virginia
David Franz, college of Virginia
Hien Duc Do, San Jose kingdom University
James Davison Hunter, collage of Virginia
Prema A. Kurien, Syracuse University
Gurinder Singh Mann, collage of California, Santa Barbara
Vasudha Narayanan, collage of Florida
Stephen Prothero, Boston University
Omid Safi, Colgate University
Jennifer Snow, Pasadena, California
Robert A. F. Thurman, Columbia University
R. Stephen Warner, collage of Illinois at Chicago
Duncan Ryuken Williams, collage of California, Berkeley

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