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Award-winning author Robert Wuthnow tackles these and other difficult questions surrounding religious diversity and does so with his characteristic rigor and style. America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity looks not only at how we have adapted to diversity in the past, but at the ways rank-and-file Americans, clergy, and other community leaders are responding today. Drawing from a new national survey and hundreds of in-depth qualitative interviews, this book is the first systematic effort to assess how well the nation is meeting the current challenges of religious and cultural diversity.
The results, Wuthnow argues, are both encouraging and sobering---encouraging because most Americans do recognize the right of diverse groups to worship freely, but sobering because few Americans have bothered to learn much about religions other than their own or to engage in constructive interreligious dialogue. Wuthnow contends that responses to religious diversity are fundamentally deeper than polite discussions about civil liberties and tolerance would suggest. Rather, he writes, religious diversity strikes us at the very core of our personal and national theologies. Only by understanding this important dimension of our culture will we be able to move toward a more reflective approach to religious pluralism.
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 2007
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"This is a wonderful book. I know of no other works that interrogate the contradictions between the historical sense many Americans hold that America is a 'Christian nation' and the current realities and challenges of religious diversity and pluralism. It is a very thorough, penetrating examination of a topic that requires immediate attention." -Lynn Davidman, Brown University
After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950sRobert WuthnowUniversity of California Press / 2000 / Trade Paperback$39.94Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/24/15.CBD Stock No: WW22288
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After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- & Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American ReligionRobert WuthnowPrinceton University Press / 2007 / Hardcover$36.99 Retail:
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