Faith claims

Since U.S. immigration laws were liberalized beginning in 1965, America’s religious landscape has undergone dramatic change. Whereas the U.S. could once claim to be a Judeo-Christian nation, and Will Herberg’s formula of “Catholic, Protestant, Jew” could capture all the significant religious variations, it is now common to hear references to the troika of “Abrahamic faiths”—that is, Christian, Jew and Muslim. Hindus, Buddhists and adherents of other minority religions are also increasingly visible in the public square. How are Christians dealing with all this new diversity? This is the question Robert Wuthnow explores.


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