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Protestant--Catholic--Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology Paperback – October 15, 1983

ISBN-13: 978-0226327341 ISBN-10: 0226327345 Edition: Reprinted edition

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  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; Reprinted edition edition (October 15, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226327345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226327341
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Will Herberg was graduate professor of Judaic studies and social philosophy at Drew University. His other books include Judaism and Modern Man, The Writings of Martin Buber, and Four Existentialist Theologians.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mark Koerner on August 3, 2001
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Originally published in 1955, PROTESTANT-CATHOLIC-JEW is still worth reading and still significant. It is a good deal more than a tour of America's religions; it is a book about what it means to be an American. Herberg got a few things wrong, and a good deal has happened since 1955, but he was a wise man who was close to the mark on several important issues.//Briefly, Herberg argues that, contrary to Israel Zangwill and other theorists of a single assimilating melting pot, the United States has three melting pots: a Protestant melting pot, a Catholic melting pot, and a Jewish melting pot. According to Herberg, each subsequent generation of Americans considers itself less and less "ethnic." But as ethnic consciousness declines, religion becomes more important, so any intermarriage among different ethnic groups stays within the same religious denominations. For example, third-generation Polish-Americans (almost invariably Catholic) don't marry other Polish-Americans, but they do choose Catholic spouses. Their children become Catholic Americans, and part of the Catholic melting pot. // Herberg claims that the three melting pots are so important that there are now three fundamental ways of being an American. One can be a Protestant American, a Catholic American, or a Jewish American. The only exception Herberg makes is for the members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, whose intellectuals confuse everyone by insisting on Four Great Faiths rather than Three.//Herberg admits that the triple melting pot thesis has certain flaws. Specifically, he regards African Americans as a permanent outcast group that will likely never become part of the larger Protestant melting pot. (He says nothing about black Catholics and black Jews.Read more ›
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John R. Mitchell on February 8, 2000
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Herberg brilliantly analyzes, with both insight and feeling, the development of the American religious landscape. We owe much of our cultural and religious identity to the waves of immigration that came to our shores and the particular ways in which these newcomers were assimilated to the American way. Our situation has changed somewhat since Heberg's work in 1960, but his careful, lucid, and detailed explanation of who we are is still highly worth reading. I warmly recommend it to my students.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2002
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Great book, but Martin Marty is not an "illustrator."
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