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Religion in America: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0195321073

ISBN-13: 9780195321074

Edition: 2008

Authors: Timothy Beal

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It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current reality of religion in America, this Very Short Introduction is the go-to book they need. Timothy Beal describes many aspects of religion in contemporary America that are typically ignored in other books on the subject, including religion in popular culture and counter-cultural groups; the growing phenomenon of "hybrid" religious identities, both…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.40" wide x 6.80" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: One Sunday Morning
Local Landscapes: Exploring the Neighborhood
The Big Picture: Religion in America by the Numbers, and Then Some
Looking Back: Uneasy Inheritances
Looking Ahead: Forces of Change
To Coin a Phrase: E Pluribus Unum As Ideal and Dilemma
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