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American religions : an illustrated history

American religions : an illustrated history

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000.
Series: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines the history of religious practice and belief in the United States, covering a period that ranges over five hundred years, and includes over two hundred illustrations.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Melton, J. Gordon.
American religions.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
Online version:
Melton, J. Gordon.
American religions.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Gordon Melton
ISBN: 1576072223 9781576072226 1576073777 9781576073773
OCLC Number: 45195577
Description: viii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: The First American religions --
Pioneers and the coming of Christianity --
The colonial Church --
Denominationalism-building the post-revolutionary Church --
Urbanization and pluralism --
Fundamentalism and modernism --
Religion in a secular world --
Contemporary faiths.
Series Title: ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Responsibility: J. Gordon Melton.
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The evolution of religious diversity and complexity in the United States is explained clearly in this richly illustrated historical work.  Read more...


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"Recommended for high school level and beyond, and would make a good addition to a public library, community college, or undergraduate college collection." - American Reference Books Annual

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