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The Resource America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity, Robert Wuthnow

America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity, Robert Wuthnow

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America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity
Title
America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity
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Robert Wuthnow
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Language
eng
Summary
Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and adherents of other non-Western religions have become a significant presence in the United States in recent years. Yet many Americans continue to regard the United States as a Christian society. How are we adapting to the new diversity? Do we casually announce that we "respect" the faiths of non-Christians without understanding much about those faiths? Are we willing to do the hard work required to achieve genuine religious pluralism? Award-winning author Robert Wuthnow tackles these and other difficult questions surrounding religious diversity and does so with his characteristic rigor and style. America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity looks not only at how we have adapted to diversity in the past, but at the ways rank-and-file Americans, clergy, and other community leaders are responding today. Drawing from a new national survey and hundreds of in-depth qualitative interviews, this book is the first systematic effort to assess how well the nation is meeting the current challenges of religious and cultural diversity. The results, Wuthnow argues, are both encouraging and sobering--encouraging because most Americans do recognize the right of diverse groups to worship freely, but sobering because few Americans have bothered to learn much about religions other than their own or to engage in constructive interreligious dialogue. Wuthnow contends that responses to religious diversity are fundamentally deeper than polite discussions about civil liberties and tolerance would suggest. Rather, he writes, religious diversity strikes us at the very core of our personal and national theologies. Only by understanding this important dimension of our culture will we be able to move toward a more reflective approach to religious pluralism
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Midwest
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Wuthnow, Robert
Dewey number
201.5097309051
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Christianisme
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Pluralisme religieux
  • Religion
  • Religious pluralism
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adult
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America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity, Robert Wuthnow
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online resource
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  • cr
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT13282842
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400837243
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT13282842
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remote
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13282842
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity, Robert Wuthnow
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13282842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400837243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13282842
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13282842
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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