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America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century [Paperback]

By Peter W. Williams (Author)
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In this comprehensive survey, Williams offers concise descriptions of the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of America's most influential and distinctive religious movements and denominations. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition of "America's Religions" incorporates the latest scholarship on religion and considers timely issues such as status of Muslims in the United States after September 11, 2001; the impact of religion on American politics, especially concerning the emergence of the Religious Right; and the intense battles fought within the Catholic Church and other denominations over the status of gay marriage and accusations of clergy members' sexual abuse. This edition also includes thirty-eight new illustrations of key persons in American religious history and notable places of worship.

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Studio: University of Illinois Press
Pages   658
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 6.9" Height: 1.6"
Weight:   3.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Publisher   University of Illinois Press
ISBN  025207551X  
ISBN13  9780252075513  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter W. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and American Studies at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of "Popular Religion in America" and "Houses of God."

Peter W. Williams has an academic affiliation as follows - Miami University of Ohio.

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A fascinating read and a sweeping historical analysis  Apr 11, 2002
America's Religions: From Their Origins To The Twenty-First Century by Peter W. Williams (Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religions and American Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio) is a massive, comprehensive, meticulous study of the religious movements that have shaped the United States and ranges from Native American religions and early European colonization era communities of faith to the religious modernism and pluralism of the twentieth century. Divided into fifty-five chapters, the scholarly narrative path traces a long road across centuries of human belief. America's Religions is a fascinating read and a sweeping historical analysis which is very highly recommended for History Of Religion supplemental reading lists and reference collections.

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