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6 edition of Religion in the Modern American West found in the catalog.

Religion in the Modern American West

by Ferenc Morton Szasz

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by University of Arizona Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Religion (Specific Aspects),
  • U.S. History - 20th Century (General),
  • History - U.S,
  • Religion,
  • West (U.S.),
  • History,
  • General,
  • Modern - 19th Century,
  • 20th century

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8069377M
    ISBN 100816514763
    ISBN 109780816514762

    Despite the American ideal of protecting religious diversity, these developments have challenged and disturbed many Americans. In this e-seminar Randall Balmer, Professor of Religion at Barnard College, explores the ways in which religion in America has changed in recent years. The people of the Middle Ages did what the Church told them God required. The sovereign consumers of the modern world 'pick and mix' their own religions, Starting with the Reformation and ending with New Age spirituality, this book offers a comprehensive sociological description andexplanation of the changes in the religious life of Western society that have accompanied modernization.

    Religion is a racialized category, even when race is not explicitly mentioned. In Modern Religion, Modern Race Theodore Vial argues that because the categories of religion and race are rooted in the post-Enlightenment project of reimagining what it means to be human, . The book discusses how subtle-body practices assume a quasi-material level of human existence that is intermediate between conventional concepts of body and mind. Often, this level is conceived of in terms of an invisible structure of channels, associated with the human body, through which flows of quasi-material substance take place.

    Religion in Africa is multifaceted and has been a major influence on art, culture and , the continent's various populations and individuals are mostly adherents of Christianity, Islam, and to a lesser extent several traditional African Christian or Islamic communities, religious beliefs are also sometimes characterized with syncretism with the beliefs and practices. In , Clark Wissler, in his book North American Indians Of The Plains, briefly described some of the religious concepts of the Plains tribes. (Excerpt is edited and not verbatim.) “To most of us, the mention of religion brings to mind notions of God, a supreme over ruler, and decidedly personal being.


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