The Religion Factor by William Scott Green
An Introduction to How Religion Matters

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In this companion to the best-selling World Religions in America: An Introduction, renowned contributors explore the importance of religion in the lives of people, communities, and nations. Their concern is not with particular doctrines within the various religious traditions, but with how real people live these traditions today and the impact this has on the larger social order.


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William Scott Green is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Judaic Studies and Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Jacob Neusneris Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism and Bard Center Fellow at the Bard College Institute of Advanced Theology in Annondale-on-Hudson, New York. He is the author of several books, includingJudaism When Christianity Began,The Emergence of Judaism, and the popular textbookWorld Religions in America, all of which are available from WJK.
Published October 1, 1996 by Westminster John Knox Press. 296 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The collection leaves unresolved, however, the question of how religions in America, each asserting its own fundamental religious truths, can also share the values of toleration and religious pluralism.

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