9780252075513

America's Religions : From Their Origins to the Twenty-First Century

  • ISBN 13:

    9780252075513

  • ISBN 10:

    025207551X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/29/2008
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr

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Summary

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 ofAmerica's Religionsincorporates the latest scholarship on religion and considers timely issues such as the 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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