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One Nation Under God? : Religion and American Culture - Marjorie Garber

One Nation Under God?

Religion and American Culture

By: Marjorie Garber (Editor), Rebecca Walkowitz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th September 1999
ISBN: 9780415922241
Number Of Pages: 337

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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

Foreword
Introduction
Civility
The Multireligious Public Squarep. 3
Civic Religion and the First Amendmentp. 21
Jewish Denominationalism Meets the Open Societyp. 32
The Cloistered Closetp. 60
What's Derrida Got to do with Jesus?p. 76
Law
Getting Religionp. 101
Losing Faith in the Secular and the Culture of International Governancep. 115
Islamic Law and Muslim Women in Americap. 128
Practice
Yom Hashoah in the Capital Rotundap. 145
"Plenty Good Room ..." in a Changing Black Churchp. 161
Cremation American Stylep. 184
From Monticello to Gracelandp. 208
Practicing Christian Rockp. 221
Conversion
Mormonism and other Narratives of the Living Deadp. 235
American Heritagep. 258
Two-Point Conversionp. 280
Contributors' Notesp. 312
Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780415922241
ISBN-10: 0415922240
Series: Culture Work (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 9th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1