This production discusses Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, and Chinese religions in America, and it includes selections on Jainism and Sikhism; (it excludes Islam as a monotheistic institution with Middle east roots). First it helps to understand Asian religions as they are practiced in the confederative States. This book helps accomplish both of these aims very well.
Asian Religions in America: A Documentary History by Thomas A. Tweed
Asian religions have a durable and challenging continuum in America. For o'er two centuries, Asian immigrants experience been advent to America and delivery their religions with them. Some Americans experience reacted with alarm to the arrival of heathen religions on solid ground shores, time others have taken recourse in lamas from Tibet, yogis from India, and Zen masters from Japan.
Asian Religions in north american country presents the intelligence and depth of the terra firma encounter with asiatic religions through a citywide piece of land of documents -- engrossed and visual, from both elite and democratic culture -- dating from 1788 to the present. Selections discuss Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Shinto, Confucianism, and religious order and their places in the American religious landscape. Entries are cloven into four written record periods: before 1840, 18401924, 1924-1965, and 1965 to the ever-present The editors have provided an section that gives a synopsis summary of the key beliefs and practices of the national leader Asian religious traditions.