Survey and comparison of ten religions that feature collective religious beliefs about America's mission and destiny, particularly in terms of its world role.
This presentation highlights the major research findings of Buck's book Religious Myths and Visions of America: How Minority Faiths redefined America's World Role
(Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009); see Amazon
. See also a review of this book
and a course syllabus
Presented at the Grand Canyon Bahá'í Conference, Phoenix, December 23, 2012). See also an earlier version of this presentation, from Green Lake, 2010 [PDF, 7MB].