Religion in American Life by Butter Stout

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Published by Oxford University Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sociology of Religion,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology

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FormatHardcover
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Open LibraryOL9898319M
ISBN 100195104781
ISBN 109780195104783
OCLC/WorldCa149075470

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Beginning with the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on /5(17). Religion in American Life explores the evolution, character, and dynamic of organized religion in America from to the present day.

Written by distinguished historians of religion, these books weave together the varying stories that compose the religious fabric of the United States, from Puritanism to alternative religious practices.

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Feb 13,  · In Religion in American Life: A Short History, three historians divide the religious history of America into three sections in an attempt to demonstrate how in spite of a society lacking uniform beliefs, “religion—beliefs in supernatural powers, forces, and beings—powerfully shaped the peoples and society” of the United States/5.

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Religion—beliefs in supernatural powers, forces, and beings—powerfully shaped the peoples and society that would become the United States. That this happened in a society lacking any official national church after American independence in is one of the central themes of Religion in American Life: A Short History.

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A layman re-examines and appraises the meaning of two vital facets of the traditional American way of life. Since our subject is religion and its place in American life, we must start with these questions: What is religion.

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