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The divine supermarket : shopping for God in America

Author: Malise Ruthven
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Company, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Part travel, part history, part cultural analysis, Ruthven's book is an unconventional survey of America's current religious revival. Addresses the question of how a nation formally committed to a secular government could be such a fertile breeding ground for religions, old and new.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ruthven, Malise.
Divine supermarket.
New York : W. Morrow, ©1989
(OCoLC)605579049
Named Person: Malise Ruthven; Malise Ruthven
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malise Ruthven
ISBN: 0877959552 9780877959557
OCLC Number: 20167407
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 1989.
Description: x, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: THE ROAD TO ZION: The pilgrim trail --
Prophets, Shakers, and martyrs --
The golden plates --
The holy family --
The camp of Israel --
Unease in Zion --
PART TWO: THE RIM OF THE WORLD: Purity and danger --
Love is God --
Cosmic biz --
PART THREE: PEOPLE OF THE BOOK: Genesis --
Among believers --
The Black Gospel --
Holy wars --
The power of slilence.
Responsibility: Malise Ruthven.

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Part travel, part history, part cultural analysis, Ruthven's book is an unconventional survey of America's current religious revival. Addresses the question of how a nation formally committed to a secular government could be such a fertile breeding ground for religions, old and new.

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