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

dc.contributor.authorGagnon, Meagan.
dc.descriptioni, 56 leaves. Bibliography: leaves 54-56.en_US
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.en_US
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.publisherWheaton College (Norton, Mass.)en_US
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 movementen_US