ERIC Number: ED318643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to Pluralism: Religious Issues in American Culture.
Spivey, Robert A.; And Others
Because religion has greatly influenced the course of U.S. history and because it continues to have an impact on U.S. life, an examination of its role is a necessary part of social studies. In order to understand U.S. society, citizens must know something about the development of the religious ideas, practices, and institutions found in the United States today. Ten topics are presented: (1) "Why Go to the New World?"; (2) "Conformity or Diversity"; (3) "The American Revolution: A Religious War?"; (4) "Subsidy or Separation?"; (5)"The Churches on the American Frontier"; (6) "Black Americans and the Churches"; (7) "Religion: Personal and Social"; (8) "Ways of Understanding: Science and Religion"; (9) "Conscience or Constitution?"; and (10) "America: Protestant or Pluralist?" Each of these studies utilizes primary sources that treat a significant religious dimension of U.S. history. These readings are preceded by a short introduction to the topic under consideration and questions to help the reader focus on the major points and identify the central considerations. The document is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. (JB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Church Role, Churches, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Enrichment, Religion, Religion Studies, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Differences, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Innovative Division, 2725 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the teacher's guide, see SO 020 174. Photographs will not reproduce clearly.