America's Religions by Peter W. Williams
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America's Religions
By Peter W. Williams

America's Religions

From Their Origins to the Twenty-First Century

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America's Religions by Peter W. Williams

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In this comprehensive survey, Williams offers concise descriptions of the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of America's most influential and distinctive religious movements and denominations. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition of America's Religions incorporates the latest scholarship on religion and considers timely issues such as status of Muslims in the United States after September 11, 2001; the impact of religion on American politics, especially concerning the emergence of the Religious Right; and the intense battles fought within the Catholic Church and other denominations over the status of gay marriage and accusations of clergy members' sexual abuse. This edition also includes thirty-eight new illustrations of key persons in American religious history and notable places of worship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252075513
ISBN-10: 025207551X
Format: Paperback
(6466mm x 4531mm x 41mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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America's Religions by Peter W. Williams America's Religions, Paperback (October 2015)

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Examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This work covers the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day.

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Author Biography - Peter W. Williams

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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