Encyclopedia of Religion in America, 4 Volume Set by Charles H Lippy, Peter W Williams

By Charles H Lippy, Peter W Williams

Encyclopedia of faith in the United States examines how spiritual heritage and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and old panorama of North the US. This authoritative four-volume reference paintings explains the origins, improvement, version, impact, and interrelations of the various faiths practiced, together with significant international religions, new non secular sects, cults, and spiritual pursuits that originated or had a power within the usa. Edited by way of famous specialists within the box, the Encyclopedia covers the entire major spiritual denominations and activities that experience originated or flourished in North the United States, from the start of ecu payment to the current day. The wide multidisciplinary assurance contains the non secular lifetime of indigenous peoples, particular features of non secular lifestyles, and the connection of political, social, fiscal, and cultural spheres.

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The Republican pro-life plank was criticized for being contradictory—that is, Republicans who supported the right to life for the unborn and interpreted abortion as murder were often in favor of the death penalty. Nor did a pro-life stance on abortion translate into advocacy for a minimum quality of life for all people, because pro-life Republicans were generally opposed to welfare. By contrast, Catholic pro-life advocates tended to be liberal on government programs for the poor and to condemn the death penalty and euthanasia.

Family planning services were considered integral to the program’s success. Algeria and Brazil were much less confrontational on the subject of family planning than they had been in 1974 at the UN population conference in Bucharest, whereas China had implemented its one-child policy in 1979 and was prepared to defend population programs. Even the location of the conference was conducive to population reform, because Mexico was then the leader of the Group of 77, the caucus of developing countries in the United Nations, and since 1974 Mexico had worked to solve its population issues.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Saletan, William. Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Savel, Lewis E. ” In Therapeutic Abortion and Sterilization, edited by Edmund W. Overstreet. New York: Harper and Row, 1964. Solinger, Rickie, ed. Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, 1950– 2000. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. Thomson, Judith Jarvis. ” Philosophy and Public Affairs 1, no. 1 (1971): 47. Adventism and Millennialism The adventism formulated by William Miller in the 1820s— the expectation of Jesus’ imminent Second Coming or, as the adventists say, Jesus’ “soon” Second Coming—developed within a tradition of Anglo-American millennial thinking that began in the seventeenth century.

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