A New Religious America

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

... Diana Eck's book, A New Religious America is an eye-opener. After studying how religious diversity plays out socially and spiritually in India, she discovered that the United States is now the most religiously diverse nation in the world.

[387]-398 ... A New Scholarly Experience in Researching America's Religious Life By Bennett Graff In 2017, I became an acquisitions editor for Gale, joining a talented team of editors responsible for the Gale Primary Sources collection of digital archives. A new religious movement (NRM) is a religious, ethical, or spiritual group or community with practices of relatively modern origins. NRMs may be novel in origin or they may exist on the fringes of a wider religion, in which case they will be distinct from pre-existing denominations. A New Religious America...-Understanding America's religious landscape...