Is America a religious nation? A nation of many religions? Is there an American religion? "One Nation Under God?" is a remarkable consideration of how religion manifests itself in America today. Drawing on the extraordinary diversity of America's cultures, this gathering of distinguished scholars considers such subjects as the nature of public religious expression, African American civic virtue, the relation between law and religion, religion in secular society, the Holocaust Memorial, the cloistered closet, cults of death, and the sacralization of Elvis. Piety and popular culture, public space and private, the secular and the sacred all converge in America's religious experience. Contributors: Diana L. Eck, David L. Jeffrey, Rabbi Irving Greenberg, Rev. Dorothy A. Austin, Michael Eric Dyson, Janet Jakobsen, Ann Pellegrini, David Kennedy, Azizah al-Hibri, Beatrice Hanssen, Deborah E. Lipstadt, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Stephen Prothero, Robert Kiely, Barbara Claire Freeman, William Handley, Peter S. Hawkins, Marjorie Garber.
"[T]hese essays often 'challenge the uniform narratives'...."
-"Religious Studies Review
Series: Culture Work (Paperback)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 9th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1