A New Religious America by Diana L. Eck
How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation

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Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today

The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque.There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world.There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians.

About Diana L. Eck

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Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of The Pluralism Project. As a Christian, she has also been involved in the United Methodist Church, the World Council of Churches, and the life of Harvard Divinity School. Her book Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of The Pluralism Project in the investigation of America's religious diversity.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 434 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard University, delivers a stunning tour de force that may forever change the way Americans claim to be "one nation, under God."

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Tripp (Surviving Iraq: Soldiers’ Stories) interviewed veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Eck presents a bold and daring alternative: "Today we have the unparalleled opportunity to build intentionally and actively, a culture of pluralism among people of many cultures and faiths in America.

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