Formed From This Soil

Formed From This Soil

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Formed from This Soil offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. Organized chronologically starting with the earliest Europeans searching for new routes to Asia, through to the global context of post-9/11 America of the 21st century Includes discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, political affiliations, and other elements of individual and collective identity Incorporates recent scholarship for a nuanced history that goes beyond simple explanations of America as a Protestant society Discusses diverse beliefs and practices that originated in the Americas as well as those that came from Europe, Asia, and Africa Pedagogical features include numerous visual images; sidebars with specialized topics and interpretive themes; discussion questions for each chapter; a glossary of common terms; and lists of relevant resources to broaden student learningWinfrey went on to explain: I am talking about each individual having her or his own inner revolution. ... the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa provides education to some three hundred girls in a facility sporting a yoga studio, original ... Oprah explained the mission of the school as a place a€œfor powerful girls who will use their power in service to their nation and to our world.

Title:Formed From This Soil
Author:Thomas S. Bremer
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-10-10


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