America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first by Peter W. Williams

By Peter W. Williams

A lecture room perennial and accomplished consultant, America's Religions lays out the history, ideals, practices, and leaders of the nation's spiritual hobbies and denominations. The fourth version, completely revised and up-to-date by means of Peter W. Williams, attracts at the newest scholarship. as well as reconsidering the historical past of America's mainline faiths, it delves into modern concerns like religion's effect on politics and trade; the more and more excessive profile of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam; Mormonism's access into the mainstream; and battles over homosexual marriage and ordination.

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