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Nation and religion

perspectives on Europe and Asia
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Princeton University Press , Princeton, N.J
Religion and state -- Comparative studies, Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Comparative st
Statementedited by Peter van der Veer and Hartmut Lehmann.
ContributionsVeer, Peter van der., Lehmann, Hartmut, 1936-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL65.S8 N36 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 231 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL378301M
ISBN 100691012334, 0691012326
LC Control Number98040357

The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side.

This book explores that nation of religions, focusing Nation and religion book how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and, in turn, shaped by American values/5(4).

The twelve essays in the volume explore the ties between race, nation, and religion in ethnographic and historical detail. Topics range from Jesuit mission work to Hollywood film, manifest destiny to liberation theology, the Haitian Rara festival to American immigration law.5/5(1). The book focuses on four societies: India, Japan, Britain, and the Netherlands.

It shows that religion and nationalism in these societies combined to produce such notions as the nation being chosen for a historical task (imperialism, for example), the possibility of national revival, and political leadership as a form of salvation.

The book focuses on four societies: India, Japan, Britain, and the Netherlands.

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It shows that religion and nationalism in these societies combined to produce such notions as the nation being chosen for a historical task (imperialism, for example), the possibility of national revival, and political leadership as a form of salvation.4/5.

Dealing with the ongoing interaction of rich and diverse cultural traditions from Cuba and Jamaica to Guyana and Surinam, Nation Dance addresses some of the major contemporary issues in the study of Caribbean religion and identity.

The book's three sections move from a focus on spirituality and healing, to theology in social and political context, and on to questions of identity and diaspora.5/5(1). This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four religious communities—Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs—are shaping and, in turn, shaped by American a generation.

The book that has sparked a vigorous national debate about the state of American religion, praised by Timothy Keller as “provocative” and “compelling,” while The New York Times says “Douthat attacks nonsense on both the cultural right and left responsible and fair,” and the Washington Times raves “a Nation and religion book documentation of America’s crisis of faith,” now in paperback/5().

What is the place of religion in modern political systems. This volume addresses that question by focusing on ten countries across several geographic areas: Western and East-Central Europe, North America, the Middle East and South Asia.

These countries are comparable in the sense that they are committed to constitutional rule, have embraced a more or less secular culture, and have formal.

The book was both very intelligently written and extremely clever, and sweet and heart-felt at the same time.

Nation follows the story of Mau, a boy on the verge of becoming a man, who is the last Also available on the WondrousBooks blog/5. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. Written with passion and deep insight, Hellfire Nation tells the story of a brawling, raucous, religious people.

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Morone shows how fears of sin and dreams of virtue defined the shape of the nation. Morone shows how fears of sin and dreams of virtue defined the shape of the by: Contesting the Nation: Religion, Community, and the Politics of Democracy in India South Asia Regional Studies Seminar Series South Asia Seminar: Editors: David Ludden, Professor of History David Ludden: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects.

The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation is a book by literary critic Harold Bloom, in which the author covers the topic of religion in the United States from a perspective which he calls religious criticism.

Religious denominations Bloom discusses include The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Christian Science, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Author: Harold Bloom.

1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2. Islam ( billion followers) - The Quran 3. Hinduism (1 billion followers) - The Vedas 4. Buddhism ( million followers) - Tripitaka (Pali Canon) 5. Letter to a Christian Nation is a book by Sam Harris, written in response to feedback he received following the publication of his first book The End of book is written in the form of an open letter to a Christian in the United States.

Harris states that his aim is "to demolish the intellectual and moral pretensions of Christianity in its most committed forms."Author: Sam Harris. The American Gospel-literally, the good news about America-is that religion shapes our public life without controlling it. In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice/5().

The Five-Percent Nation, sometimes referred to as the Nation of Gods and Earths (NGE / NOGE) or the Five Percenters, is a movement founded in in the Harlem section of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, by Allah the Father, who was previously known as. Navajo - Religion and Expressive Culture Religious Beliefs.

In the book they are fighting Skin Walkers, a form of shape shiftier that practice the Witchery Way. in a few points a few people die and there is a Chiti (sorry if I misspelled that) which is all the parts of the person that is.

Islamic Holy Books are the texts which Muslims believe were authored by God through various prophets throughout humanity's history.

All these books, in Muslim belief, promulgated the code and laws that God ordained for those people. Muslims believe the Quran to be the final revelation of God to mankind, and a completion and confirmation of previous scriptures.

Excellent exposé on the status of religion in America especially in the latter part of the last century. Douthat believes we are a nation of heretics, that all branches of Christianity have been corrupted; it is only a question of degree.

The best review of this book has already been written by Jeff Miller. Highly recommended, both the book and the review.4/5. Black Muslims, African-American religious movement in the United States, split since the late s into the American Society of Muslims and the Nation of Islam.

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The original group was founded () in Detroit by Wali Farad (or W. Fard), whom his followers believed to be "Allah in person.". The NOI has been seen by some as attempting to be its own religion separate of Islam.

[citation needed] The first book analyzing the Nation of Islam was The Black Muslims in America () by C. Eric Lincoln. [citation needed] Lincoln describes how religious services use myths and over-generalizations to indoctrinate NOI adherents.

The book consists of seventeen chapters structured into five parts. Part one is just one chapter by Nicholas Farrelly and provides a lively introduction to the collection that has been categorized into three key topics: war, politics, and religion (p.7).

Is America a Christian Nation. The U.S. Constitution is a secular document. It begins, "We the people," and contains no mention of "God" or "Christianity." Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as, "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust" (Art.

brings the Latest News from Kenya, Africa and the World. Get live news and latest stories from Politics, Business, Technology, Sports and more. Other prominent Nation of Islam leaders include Ashahed Muhammad who authored the book “The Synagogue of Satan,” in which he alleges that there is Jewish conspiracy to control the U.S.

: Zoe Mintz. In Hägglund’s book, this chapter plays a pivotal role, serving as the primary illustration as to why socialism and secular faith belong together, and why humanity must look past religion if we.

This book was an eye opener and very informative about our nation's Christian heritage being the reason we are tolerate of all religion. Indespensible Research.

Throughout Bad Religion, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s third book, the wit, precision, and rhetorical power of the author’s weekly columns are on full display.

But here Douthat, a devout Roman Catholic, puts his skill as a cultural critic to work to explain the shape of American Christianity and its fading role in American society since the middle of the 20th century. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Is the United States a "Christian nation"? Some Americans think so. Religious Right activists and right-wing television preachers often claim that the United States was founded to be a Christian nation.

Even some politicians agree. If the people who make this assertion are merely saying that most Americans are Christians, they might have a point.

Ross Douthat’s contribution to this genre, “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics,” laments the departure from what he calls “a Christian center,” which “has helped bind. Question: "Does the Bible prophesy a one-world government and a one-world currency in the end times?" Answer: The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the end times.

It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days.