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Atlas of American religion : the denominational era, 1776-1990

Author: William M Newman; Peter L Halvorson
Publisher: Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, 2000.
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Methodists to Congregationalists, Church of God to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel - the story of religion in the US is in part the story of its paradoxical religious organizations.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Atlas
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: William M Newman; Peter L Halvorson
ISBN: 0742503453 9780742503458
OCLC Number: 637637582
Description: 1 Atlas (176 S.) : mehrfarbige Karten.
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Versch. Massstäbe; W 124°44ʹ--W 66°37ʹ/N 49°24ʹ--N 24°31.
Contents: Chapter 1-Organizing Religions in America chapter 2 A. The Founding Faiths and Organizational Beginnings chapter 3 B. Social Change and Religious Diversification chapter 4 C. Religious Consolidation in the Modern Era chapter 5 Chapter 2-Counting the Faithful chapter 6 A. Data Sources on Religion in America chapter 7 B. Early Private and Census Enumerations chapter 8 C. Later Census Enumerations chapter 9 D. The Church Membership Studies chapter 10 E. Regional Considerations chapter 11 Chapter 3-The Denominational Matrix chapter 12 A. In Search of Types and Processes chapter 13 B. Defining Criteria for Denominations and Sects chapter 14 C. Toward a Process Model chapter 15 Chapter 4-The Denominations chapter 16 A. Introduction chapter 17 B. National Denominations chapter 18 C. Multiregional Denominations chapter 19 Chapter 5-The Sects chapter 20 A. Introduction chapter 21 B. Classic Sects chapter 22 C. Multiregional Sects chapter 23 D. National Sects
Responsibility: William M. Newman, Peter L. Halvorson.


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