- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Empire State Editions; 1 edition (July 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823271609
- ISBN-13: 978-0823271603
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens 1st Edition
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"Through this narrative, the reader gets close to battlers forreligious freedom, will see immigration not as an issue but in a storyof people, and come to regard pluralism anew, not as a philosophicalanalysis of diversity but instead as the perplexing and yet promisingstory of how people of different faiths share some features of a commonlife."
--Martin E. Marty, from the Foreword
"Flushing, Queens, is surely one of the most religiously diverse places on the planettoday. Scott Hanson's study shows how it got this way. This deeplyresearched and thickly described account of the gods of Flushing makesan important contribution to the history of immigration after theHart-Celler Act of 1965 and to the study of American urban religions. City of Gods is as well a timely and necessary contribution to the public debate about the nature of American civilization."
--Robert Orsi, author of The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950
"This invaluable study of America's most religiously complex communityeffectively enshrines Flushing as a pioneer of American religiouspluralism. Established by English immigrants--religious refugees fromboth Old and New England--under Dutch patronage, Flushing has offered ahome to religious diversity from its seventeenth-century beginnings.Scott Hanson's smart, lovingly researched account illuminates howconnections between the local and the international transformed a smalltown into a globalized urban gateway to America's religious future,while drawing inspiration from its distinctive colonial past."
--Evan Haefeli, author of New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty
"City of Gods breathes fresh life into the religious pluralism tradition oftheorizing and study. In this compelling--often lyrical--book, R. ScottHanson sheds new light on urban religious history and offers vibrant,ethnographically grounded insight into the promise and challenges oflife in this remarkably diverse religious environment. In our age ofinter-religious conflict and immigration controversy, this work is verytimely--but City of Gods is also a landmark to which people concerned with religious pluralism will return for many years to come."
--Omar M. McRoberts, author of Streets of Glory, Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood
"An illuminating account of what Scott Hanson rightly calls 'perhaps themost compelling case of religious and ethnic pluralism in the world.' City of Gods is an important contribution to the literature on religious diversityin America, and an inspiring read for those committed to interfaithcooperation."
--Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
About the Author
R. Scott Hanson is a Lecturer in History at the University of Pennsylvania and an Affiliate of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.
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Scholarly yet readily accessible to the general reader, "City of Gods" traces the religious evolution of Flushing over three-and-a-half centuries -- from the early tensions between Quaker and Dutch Reformed settlers through the conventional Protestant-Catholic-Jewish alliance of the early-to-mid 20th century to the astonishing influx of world religions in the decades that followed.
Hanson makes generous use of historical documents while developing his detailed portrait of Flushing as a microcosm of America's emerging pluralistic society. Well worth reading for the richness of its historical narrative as well as its intelligent exploration of the often-bumpy road to genuine religious pluralism.