Melissa's Reviews > A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation

A New Religious America by Diana L. Eck
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Dec 08, 2009

did not like it
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Read in November, 2009

Don't read this book ever. I had to read this book for a class for school and i hated it. The author is so stuck in her sugar coated world that i'm surprised she didn't get diabetes writing this book. It was biased against the Christian faiths and over emphasized others for being a book about "religious pluralism". Plus the author was unable to even realize that many religious do not allow for a pluralism in the way she talks and emphasizes. This is because many has religious tenants or taboos against practicing other religious rituals or the things involved in them. Therefore her idea of religious pluralism is not all religions living together in harmony, but all religions coming together as one (though she denies such a thing, but it's implied through-out the book). I would instead recommend people read Livingston if they are looking for material on religious "diversity" since anyone who has ever studied other religious will realize that religious "plurality" is not possible.

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