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Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest : The None Zone - Patricia O'Connell Killen

Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest

The None Zone

By: Patricia O'Connell Killen (Editor), Mark Silk (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th March 2004
ISBN: 9780759106253
Number Of Pages: 192

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When asked their religious identification, more people answer "none" in the Pacific Northwest than in any other region of the United States. But this does not mean that the region's religious institutions are without power or that Northwesterners who do attend no place of worship are without spiritual commitments. With no dominant denomination, Evangelicals, Mainline Protestants, Catholics, Jews, adherents of Pacific Rim religious traditions, indigenous groups, spiritual environmentalists, and secularists must vie or sometimes must cooperate with each other to address the regions' pressing economic, environmental, and social issues. One cannot understand this complex region without understanding the fluid religious commitments of its inhabitants. And one cannot understand religion in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska without Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest.

This fascinating collection of essays belongs on the shelf of anyone who hopes to understand the changing role that religion has played in creating the social world of the Pacific Northwest.--Oregon Historical Quarterly

Prefacep. 5
Introduction--Patterns of the Past, Prospects for the Future: Religion in the None Zonep. 9
Religious Affiliation in the Pacific Northwest and the Nation--Religious Self-Identification and Adherents Claimed by Religious Groups, National and Regional Comparisonsp. 21
Surveying the Religious Landscape: Historical Trends and Current Patterns in Oregon, Washington, and Alaskap. 25
Contesting the Soul of an Unlikely Land: Mainline Protestants, Catholics, and Reform and Conservative Jews in the Pacific Northwestp. 51
The Churching of the Pacific Northwest: The Rise of Sectarian Entrepreneursp. 79
Religions of the Pacific Rim in the Pacific Northwestp. 107
Secular but Spiritual in the Pacific Northwestp. 139
Conclusion--Religious Futures in the None Zonep. 169
Appendixp. 185
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 189
Contributorsp. 203
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ISBN: 9780759106253
ISBN-10: 0759106258
Series: Religion by Region
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 12th March 2004
Publisher: ALTA MIRA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 14.99  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.33