Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans

Religious Outsiders and the Making of AmericansA good look at how religious groups have dealt with being the other in America, that at least argues well that fringe religious groups matter Some of his arguments can be easily contested because of a lack of expertise in the various traditions he looks at. I only read the essay on Mormonism in here It was good gave meof a religious studies perspective on the expansion success evolution of Mormonism. In Light Of The Curious Compulsion To Stress Protestant Dominance In America S Past, This Book Takes An Unorthodox Look At Religious History In America Rather Than Focusing On The Usual Mainstream Protestant Churches Episcopal, Congregationalist, Methodist, Baptist, And Lutheran Moore Instead Turns His Attention To The Equally Important Outsiders In The American Religious Experience And Tests The Realities Of American Religious Pluralism Against Their History In America Through Separate But Interrelated Chapters On Seven Influential Groups Of Outsiders The Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Christian Scientists, Millennialists, Th Century Protestant Fundamentalists, And The African American Churches Moore Shows That What Was Going On In Mainstream Churches May Not Have Been The Normal Religious Experience At All, And That Many Of These Outside Groups Embodied Values That Were, In Fact, Quintessentially American

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans
  • R. Laurence Moore
  • English
  • 03 February 2019
  • 9780195051889

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