Product Description Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than there are American Episcopalians, Jews, or Presbyterians. Review â[An] intelligent introduction to religious life outside American churches and synagogues.â ( Wall Street Journal) âVivid writingâ¦Diana Eck shows the way toward this nationâs future.â (James Carroll, author of Constantine's Sword) âA thought-provoking analysis of trends that will shape the United States for years to come.â (Religious News Service) âThis excellent overview of Americaâs exploding religious diversity doubles as an impassioned call to action.â ( Booklist) âA stunning tour de force that may forever change the way Americans claim to be âone nation, under God.ââ (Publishers Weekly (*Starred Review*)) âThere cannot be a wiser or more authoritative guide...rich, exciting, and illuminating.â (Karen Armstrong, author of A History of God) âA highly readable book...Diana Eck is an immensely well informed guide.â (Harvey Cox, author of Fire from Heaven) âDiana Eck is the countryâs best guide to Americaâs new pluralism.â (Alan Wolfe, Boisi Center for Religion and Public Life, Boston College, author of One Nation, After All) âA thoroughly researched and lovingly written ethnography that tells us just what the subtitle promises.â (Lauren Winner, Publishers Weekly) âThis is a book I recommend to everyone I see. (Bill Moyers) About the Author Diana L. Eck is Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University and is Master of Lowell House and Director of The Pluralism Project. As a Christian, she has also been involved in the United Methodist Church, the World Council of Churches, and the life of Harvard Divinity School. Her book Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras won the prestigious Grawemeyer Book Award. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the National Humanities Medal for the work of The Pluralism Project in the investigation of America's religious diversity.