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World Religions in America (1999)

Jacob Neusner

World Religions in America (1999)

Jacob Neusner

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- Publisher In this revised and expanded edition of a WJK classic, outstanding contributors present overviews of the world's major religions as they are practiced in America.^From Hinduism to Judaism, contributors provide basic, accessible information about each religion, discussing its history, its founders, and, in particular, its development in America. Throughout, attention is given to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Also included are outstanding chapters on how religion relates to women, politics, and society.^Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that examines the terminology of each religious tradition.^New in this edition are chapters titled "World Religions Made in the U.S.A". and "The Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Religion", as well as a glossary and numerous illustrations.

- Publisher In this revised and expanded edition of a WJK classic, outstanding contributors present overviews of the world's major religions as they are practiced in America.

From Hinduism to Judaism, contributors provide basic, accessible information about each religion, discussing its history, its founders, and, in particular, its development in America. Throughout, attention is given to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Also included are outstanding chapters on how religion relates to women, politics, and society.

Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that examines the terminology of each religious tradition.

New in this edition are chapters titled "World Religions Made in the U.S.A". and "The Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Religion", as well as a glossary and numerous illustrations.



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344 Pages
- Publisher

In this revised and expanded edition of a WJK classic, outstanding contributors present overviews of the world's major religions as they are practiced in America.^From Hinduism to Judaism, contributors provide basic, accessible information about each religion, discussing its history, its founders, and, in particular, its development in America. Throughout, attention is given to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Also included are outstanding chapters on how religion relates to women, politics, and society.^Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that examines the terminology of each religious tradition.^New in this edition are chapters titled "World Religions Made in the U.S.A". and "The Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Religion", as well as a glossary and numerous illustrations.
- Publisher

In this revised and expanded edition of a WJK classic, outstanding contributors present overviews of the world's major religions as they are practiced in America.

From Hinduism to Judaism, contributors provide basic, accessible information about each religion, discussing its history, its founders, and, in particular, its development in America. Throughout, attention is given to two questions: How does religion shape American life? and How does religion impact the political life of this country? Also included are outstanding chapters on how religion relates to women, politics, and society.

Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion, essay topics for further study, and a section that examines the terminology of each religious tradition.

New in this edition are chapters titled "World Religions Made in the U.S.A". and "The Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Religion", as well as a glossary and numerous illustrations.


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Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner (Ph.D., Columbia University) is Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism; Bard Center Fellow. He is the Editor of the three volume Encyclopedia of Judaism, he has published more than one thousand books and innumerable articles, including Theology of the Oral Torah, Theology of the Halakhah, and The Incarnation of God: The Character of Divinity in Formative Judaism.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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  • Catalogue Code 198050
  • Product Code 0664258395
  • EAN 9780664258399
  • Pages 283
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Reference
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Nov 1999
  • Dimensions 210 x 178 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.605kg

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