Syllabus - Fulbright June 2003
boisi center for religion and american public life
Required Reading List for Church, State and Society Seminar.
Mead and Hill, A Handbook of Denominations (skim)
Ostling, Richard. 2000. "America’s Ever Changing Religious Landscape" in What’s God Got to Do With the American Experiment, edited by E.J. Dionne Jr. and John J. Diiulio Jr. Washington DC: Brookings Institute Press.
Dudley, Carl and Roozen, David. 2001. "Faith Communities Today: A Report on Religion in the United States Today" Hartford, CT: Hartford Institute for Religion Research.
Bagby, Ishan, Perl, Paul, and Froehle, Bryan. 2001. "The Mosque in America: A National Portrait. A Report from the Mosque Study Project." April 26. Council on American Islamic Relations. (Download Acrobat file)
Eck, Diana. 2001.Ch. 1. "Introduction to a New America". A New Religious America: How a Christian Country Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation. San Francisco: Harper.
Eck, Diana. 2001. Ch. 2. "From Many: One" Ch 5. "Muslims: Cousins and Strangers". A New Religious America: How a Christian Country Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation. San Francisco: Harper.
Hashmi, Sohail. 2002, "The Political Participation of American Muslims". Unpublished presentation made to Fulbright seminar September 2002. Download file in MS Word format.
Lincoln, C. Eric. 1974. "The Nation of Islam: An Alternative Expression of Black Religion" and "What Muslims Believe" "What Muslims Want" in The Black Church Since Frazier New York: Schoken Books
McConnell, Michael, Garvey, John H., and Berg, Thomas C. 2002. Introduction. Religion and the Constitution. New York: Aspen Law and Business.
Frazier, E. Franklin. 1963. "The Negro Church: A Nation Within a Nation" from The Negro Church in America Schoken Books: New York
Bane, Mary Jo and Coffin, Brent. 2000. "Introduction" in Who Will Provide: The Changing Role of Religion in American Social Welfare. Edited by Mary Jo Bane, Brent Coffin and Ronald Thiemann.
Firestone, Reuven. 2001. Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Judaism for Muslims. New Jersey: Ktav Publishing House Inc. (Skim)
McBrien, Richard. 1994. "Forward". "Preface", "What is Catholicism" pp 2-17, "Teh Second Vatican Council" pp 246-248, "Revelation: Chapter Summary" pp 270-273, "The Significance of Vatican II" pp 655-657, "The Council Documents in General" pp 666-668, in Catholicism. San Francisco: Harper Collins.
Recommended: "Contemporary views of revelation" 246-273; "Islam" 374-376; worth skimming.
Wuthnow, Robert. 1988. "One Nation Under God" p. 244-267 The Restructuring of American Religion. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Lonely Planet Guide to Washington DC skim
Reichley, A. James. 1985. "Religion and Democracy" pp 340-360. Religion in American Public Life. 1985. Washington DC: Brookings Institute.
Kuran, Timur. 2002. "Institutional Roots of Economic Underdevelopment in the Middle East" Journal of Economic History, 63 (June 2003): forthcoming. Download here.
Huntington, Samuel P. 1993. "The Clash of Civilizations?" Foreign Affairs Summer.
Soroush, Abdolkarim. 2000. Selected Passages from Reason, Freedom and Democracy in Islam New York: Oxford University Press.