Religions of the United States in Practice, Volumen2

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Colleen McDannell
Princeton University Press, 2001 M11 18 - 488 páginas

Religions of the United States in Practice is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 2 explores faith through action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


The documents and essays consider the religious practices of average people--praying, singing, healing, teaching, imagining, and persuading. Some documents are formal liturgies while other texts describe more spontaneous religious actions. Because religious practices also take place in the imagination, dreams, visions, and fictional accounts are also included.


Accompanying each primary document is an essay that sets the religious practice in its historical and theological context--making this volume ideal for classroom use and accessible to any reader. The introductory essays explain the various meanings of religious practices as lived out in churches and synagogues, in parlors and fields, beside rivers, on lecture platforms, and in the streets.



Religions of the United States in Practice offers a sampling of religious perspectives in order to approximate the living texture of popular religious thought and practice in the United States. The history of religion in America is more than the story of institutions and famous people. This anthology presents a more nuanced story composed of the everyday actions and thoughts of lay men and women.

 

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Lucy Smith and Pentecostal Worship in Chicago
11
Lutheran Family Devotions
23
The Daily Prayer Dua of Shia Ismaili Muslims
32
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
44
The Homemade Passover Haggadah
53
Mormon Fast and Testimony Meetings
67
Songs of Devotion Praise and Protest
73
Hanukkah Songs of the 1950s
75
Navajo Healing Ceremonies
224
The Power of Positive Thinking
251
Shamanism in the New Age
268
Jewish Mourning Practices
284
The Latterday Saint Word of Wisdom
297
The Unseen World
303
Early Christian Radio and Religious Nostalgia
305
Martin Luther King Jr and the Making of an American Myth
316

Freedom Songs and the Civil Rights Movement
90
Folk Music in the Catholic Mass
103
Buddhist Chanting in Soka Gakkai International
112
Contemporary Christian Worship Music
121
Learning How to Live Correctly
129
Teaching Morality in Race Movies
131
Harry Emerson Fosdick and Liberal Protestant Teaching
141
Reconciling Patriotism and Catholic Devotion Catholic Childrens Literature in Postwar America
159
Sex and Submission in the Spirit
173
An Apache Girls Initiation Feast
194
Taking or Receiving the Buddhist Precepts
205
Health Happiness and the Miraculous
215
Tongues and Healing at the Azusa Street Revival
217
Spiritual Warfare in the Fiction of Frank Peretti
328
Charismatic Renewal among Latino Catholics
346
Visualizing Chenrezi in American Tibetan Buddhism
355
The Rite of Baptism in Haitian Vodou
362
Witnessing Controversies and Polemics
373
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
375
Ordaining Women Rabbis
389
Mother Indias Scandalous Swamis
418
The Wit and Wisdom of The Door
433
Battling Spiritism and the Need for Catholic Orthodoxy
449
Index
463
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Colleen McDannell is Sterling M. McMurrin Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of History at the University of Utah. She is the author of Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America and The Christian Home in Victorian America: 1840-1900 and a coauthor of Heaven: A History.

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