Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously: Spiritual Politics on America's Sacred Ground

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Barbara A. McGraw, Jo Renee Formicola
Baylor University Press, 2005 - 344 Seiten
The clash between the religious right and the secular left undermines any serious debate about the role of religion in American public life. Such strident cultural rhetoric often ignores the positive contributions of America's many religions. By contrast, this volume celebrates America's religious diversity, demonstrating that religious pluralism is actually one of democracy's basic building blocks. Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously expands on Barbara A. McGraw's framework for understanding religious participation in public life—a two-tiered public forum, consisting of the civic public forum and the conscientious public forum. The chapters explore how diverse religious communities and traditions, including “newer” and marginalized religions, can make a meaningful contribution to American society and politics.
 

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1 Introduction to Americas Sacred Ground Barbara A McGraw
1
2 American Jews and the Public Role of Religion Kenneth D Wald
27
3 Confucianism on Americas Sacred Ground Thomas Selover
45
A Continuing Dilemma for the Twentyfirst Century Jo Renee Formicola
61
EcoSpirituality and Environmental Politics Stephen Woolpert
87
6 The Mormon Religion Cultural Challenges and the Good Society John R Pottenger
103
7 American Muslims and the Rediscovery of Americas Sacred Ground M A Muqtedar Khan
127
8 The Black Church and the Politics of Liberation Jane Lance Taylor
149
The Baptist Tradition of Religious Liberty Derek H Davis
191
11 Buddhist Contributions to the Civic and Conscientious Public Forums Rita M Gross
215
The Supreme Court and American Public Culture David W Machacek and Philip E Hammond
235
Issues for Further Study and Conversation Barbara A McGraw
251
Notes
261
Bibliography
301
About the Contributors
321
Index
325

9 The Hindu Tree on Americas Sacred Ground Anantanand Rambachan
173

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Über den Autor (2005)

Barbara A. McGraw (Ph.D. University of Southern California) is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Saint Mary's College of California.

Jo Renee Formicola (Ph.D. Drew University) is Professor of Political Science at Seton Hall University.

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