Does God Live in the Suburbs?: What Ordinary People Believe

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Indra Publishing, 2007 - 346 pages
This book presents the religious beliefs of ordinary individuals. Author Myer Bloom interviews average Australian believers of various faiths not militants, theologians, nor clerics. In their own words, these individuals describe what they believe and how they practice their own faiths. Though the focus is on Australian believers, the book will provide an indirect insight into the beliefs of individuals in the US and Canada, since national surveys indicate 81% of Americans and 83.5% of Canadians have declared a religious affiliation. Myer Bloom, who lives in Melbourne, researches and teaches in the sociology of religion. His record includes interviewing survivors in Australia and New Zealand for Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah.

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Contents

Anglican Church
1
Bahaism The Bahai Faith
17
Baptist Church
29
Buddhism
42
Catholicism
57
Catholic Aboriginal Ministry
73
Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latterday Saints
86
Coptic Christianity
104
Jehovahs Witnesses
187
Judaism Liberal
203
Judaism Orthodox
218
Lutheran Church
232
Pentecostal Church
243
Rationalism
260
Salvation Army
283
Seventh Day Adventist Church
296

Greek Orthodox Church
117
Hinduism
135
International Society For Krishna Consciousness
150
Islam
168
Sikhism
311
Notes
336
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Myer Bloom, who lives in Melbourne, researches and teaches in the sociology of religion.

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