From coexistence to cooperation : changing perspectives of the American interfaith movement

dc.contributor.authorGagnon, Meagan.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-02T17:13:19Z
dc.date.available2014-10-02T17:13:19Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.descriptioni, 56 leaves. Bibliography: leaves 54-56.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides one alternative to the belief that inter-religious encounters act solely as mechanisms for violence, specifically through the perspective of the American interfaith movement. Though the movement began with the concept of promoting tolerance of religious diversity, the changing landscape of American religions has led to a shift in the purpose and function of the movement. I attempt to categorize the new state of organized interfaith action in the country into three overlapping types. I evaluate how they function, and speculate on why the interfaith movement exists the way it does in America today.
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction to American religious pluralism -- Interfaith in practice : inter-religious encounters -- Long-term interfaith organizations -- Evaluating the interfaith movement.
dc.identifier.otherW Thesis 1442
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11040/23860
dc.language.isoen-US
dc.publisherWheaton College (Norton, Mass.)
dc.subjectUndergraduate research.
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis.
dc.subject.lcshReligious pluralism.
dc.subject.lcshReligious tolerance -- United States.
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Religion.
dc.subject.lcshReligions -- Relations.
dc.subject.lcshViolence -- Religious aspects.
dc.titleFrom coexistence to cooperation : changing perspectives of the American interfaith movement
dc.typeThesis
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