America's Religions: From Their Origins to the Twenty-first Century

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University of Illinois Press, 2002 - 601 pages
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Catholics to Calvinists, Methodists to Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Scientologists.

A sweeping, accessible history of America's religions and their backgrounds, practices, beliefs, and leaders.

  

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America's religions: from their origins to the twenty-first century

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Intended as a textbook for beginning students interested in religion in the United States, this volume reads like a catalog lacking thematic or interpretive unity. Williams (religion and American ... Read full review

Contents

I
iii
II
xiii
III
xiv
IV
7
V
12
VI
13
VII
20
VIII
31
XXXIV
204
XXXV
210
XXXVI
219
XXXVII
227
XXXVIII
229
XXXIX
239
XL
248
XLI
253

IX
39
X
48
XI
60
XII
61
XIII
70
XIV
78
XV
84
XVI
87
XVII
89
XVIII
91
XIX
103
XXI
112
XXII
119
XXIII
123
XXIV
132
XXV
137
XXVI
142
XXVII
147
XXVIII
159
XXIX
161
XXX
165
XXXI
183
XXXII
192
XXXIII
200
XLII
266
XLIII
276
XLIV
286
XLV
292
XLVII
299
XLVIII
306
XLIX
312
L
327
LI
329
LII
339
LIII
359
LIV
373
LV
382
LVI
387
LVII
398
LIX
405
LX
415
LXI
424
LXII
432
LXIII
441
LXIV
461
LXV
471
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Peter W. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and American Studies at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of "Popular Religion in America" and "Houses of God,

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