The Resource God & apple pie : religious myths and visions of America, Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton

God & apple pie : religious myths and visions of America, Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton

Label
God & apple pie : religious myths and visions of America
Title
God & apple pie
Title remainder
religious myths and visions of America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton
Title variation
God and apple pie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about Providence and principle--the relationship of the supernatural world to the world's superpower. "America" is not in the Bible, nor in the Qur'an. Yet "America" today pulsates with religious significance. "America" is a word that has taken on mythic proportions. Eleven religions have been selected for their distinctive perspectives on America: (1) Native American religion (Iroquois); (2) Protestant Christianity (the Puritans); (3) the Christian Right; (4) Roman Catholicism; (5) Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist); (6) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons); (7) Christian Identity (White nationalists); (8) Nation of Islam (Black nationalists); (9) Islam (especially Radical Islamists and Progressive Muslims); (10) Buddhism (Tibetan and Soka Gakkai); and (11) the Baha'i Faith. Over the course of American history, religious myths and visions of America tend to reflect an ever-changing American civil society, whether as a function of its social evolution or as a catalyst of it. The result is: Religions re-mythologize America. And: Religions re-envision America. God & Apple Pie invites serious reflection on what it means to be an American, particularly from a religious perspective
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buck, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.B84 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Mythology
  • Mythology
  • Religion
  • Religious aspects of war
  • United States
Label
God & apple pie : religious myths and visions of America, Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-421)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America: nation and notion -- Native American myths and visions of America -- Protestant myths and visions of America -- The Christian Right's myths and visions of America -- Catholic myths and visions of America -- Jewish myths and visions of America -- Mormon myths and visions of America -- Christian identity myths and visions of America -- Black Muslim myths and visions of America -- Contemporary Muslim myths and visions of America -- Buddhist myths and visions of America -- Baha'i myths and visions of America -- Conclusion: how minority faiths redefined America's world role
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xiv, 421 pages
Isbn
9781891928154
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894140279
  • (OCoLC)ocn894140279
Label
God & apple pie : religious myths and visions of America, Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-421)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
America: nation and notion -- Native American myths and visions of America -- Protestant myths and visions of America -- The Christian Right's myths and visions of America -- Catholic myths and visions of America -- Jewish myths and visions of America -- Mormon myths and visions of America -- Christian identity myths and visions of America -- Black Muslim myths and visions of America -- Contemporary Muslim myths and visions of America -- Buddhist myths and visions of America -- Baha'i myths and visions of America -- Conclusion: how minority faiths redefined America's world role
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xiv, 421 pages
Isbn
9781891928154
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894140279
  • (OCoLC)ocn894140279

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