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American Buddhism during World War II Imprisonment  

Michihiro Ama

American Buddhism during World War II imprisonment refers to the Japanese American Buddhist experience between 1942 and 1945 when persons of Japanese ancestry, commonly known as Nikkei ... More

Tourism to Sacred Places in America: A Spatial Analysis  

Jeremy R. Ricketts

At its founding, the United States did not have a long history nor an official state religion to draw from to construct a national identity, so Americans turned to the creation of sacred ... More

US–Mexico Borderlands and Religion  

Anne M. Martínez

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May 2018
The border between the United States and Mexico has artificially divided languages, cultures, landscapes, and religions for more than a century and a half. This region is the crossroads ... More

Science and Religion in America  

Paul J. Croce

Science and religion provide alternative ways to understand the world. In American history, they have each commanded authority at different times and for different people and groups based ... More

Revivals, Awakenings, and Conversion in American Protestantism  

Kip Richardson

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May 2018
From at least the 18th century to the present, religious revivals have been a defining feature of American Protestantism. Though the size, scale, and formatting of revivals have varied ... More

Race and Religion in U.S. Public Life  

Khyati Y. Joshi

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May 2018
Religion is front and center in the early 21st century. The United States not only has experienced an explosion of religious diversity on its own shores in the past five decades, but also ... More

Liberalism in American Religious History  

Matthew S. Hedstrom

Liberalism describes an interrelated set of political and religious frameworks that grew out of the Enlightenment and the English, American, and French revolutions, though the term itself ... More

Ecology and Religious Environmentalism in the United States  

Rebecca Kneale Gould and Laurel Kearns

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May 2018
Any discussion of ecology, environment, and religion in America rightly begins with the American landscape itself. It also properly begins with a reflection on the terms and metaphors that ... More

American Religious Empire and the Caribbean  

Andrew R. McKee

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May 2018
America has been closely linked to the Caribbean since at least the Age of Revolutions. Across the Atlantic World, revolutions in France, Santo Domingo, and the eastern United States ... More

American Foreign Mission Movement, c. 1870–1920s  

Tracy Neal Leavelle

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May 2018
The American foreign mission movement at the turn of the 20th century adopted as its watchword “the evangelization of the world in this generation.” The rapid expansion of missionary ... More

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