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World Religions in America

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The fourth edition of "World Religions in America" continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key e ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 496 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published 1994)
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Margali Ea
Jun 29, 2015 Margali Ea rated it it was amazing
Admittedly my father wrote this book, so go ahead and disregard my review if you like. The information is really illuminating, and dusts away any misconceptions you might have about oft referred to religions, such as Scientiology and Christian Science.
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Jul 07, 2013 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is about the 4th Edition of the book. This well-written book is the only one you need to get a solid, broad education on the various faith traditions of the majority of Americans. I was particularly interested in Chapter 20, “Religion and Women in America” written by Eleanor J. Stebner. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about religious traditions in the United States.
Jul 14, 2015 Maggie rated it really liked it
Very in-depth for the amount of space dedicated to each religion, this book was a fulfilling read and one I'll keep on the shelf after the class is over.
Mar 15, 2010 Emily rated it really liked it
This was my textbook for my world religions class and it was easy to read and follow. Each religion was written on by an expert of that religion and the study questions at the end of each chapter were helpful. I usually don't keep textbooks, but I think I'm going to keep this one.
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Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Neusner was educated at Harvard University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (where he received rabbinic ordination), the University of Oxford, and Columbia University.

Neusner is often celebrated as one of the most published authors in history (he has written or edited more than 950 books.)Since 1994, he has taught at Bard College. He has also taught at Col
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