By Stephen Prothero
The U.S. has lengthy been defined as a state of immigrants, however it can be a kingdom of religions within which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists stay and paintings facet by means of aspect. This publication explores that country of religions, concentrating on how 4 spiritual communities—Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs—are shaping and, in flip, formed by means of American values.
For a new release, 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 best court docket Justice Tom Clark positioned it. The participants to this quantity take U.S. spiritual range no longer as a proposition to be proved yet because the truism it has develop into. Essays tackle now not no matter if the USA is a Christian or a multireligious nation—clearly, it really is both—but how non secular variety is altering the general public values, rites, and associations of the kingdom and the way these values, rites, and associations are affecting religions centuries outdated but particularly new in the United States. This dialog makes an incredible contribution to the intensifying public debate in regards to the applicable function of faith in American politics and society.
Contributors: Ihsan Bagby, college of Kentucky Courtney Bender, Columbia college Stephen Dawson, woodland, Virginia David Franz, collage of Virginia Hien Duc Do, San Jose nation college James Davison Hunter, college of Virginia Prema A. Kurien, Syracuse college Gurinder Singh Mann, college of California, Santa Barbara Vasudha Narayanan, college of Florida Stephen Prothero, Boston college Omid Safi, Colgate college Jennifer Snow, Pasadena, California Robert A. F. Thurman, Columbia college R. Stephen Warner, college of Illinois at Chicago Duncan RyÅ¾ken Williams, college of California, Berkeley
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2 \ Mosques Grouped according to Dominant Ethnic Groups (Percentage of Mosques in Each Category) South Asian African American Arab Mixed evenly South Asian and Arab All other combinations 28% 27 15 16 14 Note: Dominant groups have 35–39 percent of participants in one group, and all other groups less than 20 percent; 40–49 percent of one group and all others less than 30; 50–59 percent of one group and all others less than 40; or any group over 55 percent. Mixed groups have two groups with at least 30 percent of participants each.
A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America by Stephen Prothero