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Alternative American religions

Author: Stephen J Stein
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
Series: Religion in American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines various alternative religions, or New Religious Movements, that have existed in the United States from colonial times through the twentieth century and from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stein, Stephen J., 1940-
Alternative American religions.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)756443168
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Stein
ISBN: 0195111966 9780195111965
OCLC Number: 42291421
Description: 156 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early dissenters and popular religion --
Peace movements in colonial America --
Communitarians living on the margins --
Apocalyptic traditions: Watching and waiting for the end --
healers and occultists: Women of spiritual means --
Sectarians in the city --
20th-century sects and cults --
Chronology --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Religion in American life.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Stein.
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