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|Title: A New Religious America - eBook|
By: Diana L. Eck
Format: DRM Protected ePub
|Publication Date: 2009|
Stock No: WW71679EB
Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today
- The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque.
- There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world.
- There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.
Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of The Pluralism Project. As a Christian, she has also been involved in the United Methodist Church, the World Council of Churches, and the life of Harvard Divinity School. Her book Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of The Pluralism Project in the investigation of America's religious diversity.
[An] intelligent introduction to religious life outside American churches and synagogues. — Wall Street Journal
Vivid writing Diana Eck shows the way toward this nations future. — James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword
A thought-provoking analysis of trends that will shape the United States for years to come. — Religious News Service
This excellent overview of Americas exploding religious diversity doubles as an impassioned call to action. — Booklist
A stunning tour de force that may forever change the way Americans claim to be one nation, under God. — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
There cannot be a wiser or more authoritative guide...rich, exciting, and illuminating. — Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God
A highly readable book...Diana Eck is an immensely well informed guide. — Harvey Cox, author of Fire from Heaven
Diana Eck is the countrys best guide to Americas new pluralism. — Alan Wolfe, Boisi Center for Religion and Public Life, Boston College, author of One Nation, After All
A thoroughly researched and lovingly written ethnography that tells us just what the subtitle promises. — Lauren Winner, Publishers Weekly
This is a book I recommend to everyone I see. — Bill Moyers
This is more than a stuffy study. Its an ambitious survey that celebrates the countrys growing religious diversity. — Steve Rabey, Religion News Service
A New Religious America challenges all Americans to embrace the astonishing religious diversity that now animates the nation. — Los Angeles Times
This picture of religious pluralism is...highly recommended. — Choice
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