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Atlas of American Religion: The Denominational Era, by William M. Newman,Peter L. Halvorson

By William M. Newman,Peter L. Halvorson

Methodists to Congregationalists, Mormons to Jews, Church of God to the foreign Church of the Foursquare Gospel―the tale of faith within the usa is largely the tale of its paradoxical spiritual corporations. via either phrases and maps, The Atlas of yank Religion brings coherence to the transferring photo of two hundred years of yankee spiritual heritage. From independence to the current, the Atlas charts the evolution of the 39 significant denominations and sects within the U.S. additionally, Newman and Halvorson provide a brand new five-fold typology categorizing non secular companies. Their definitions of nationwide denominations, multiregional denominations, vintage sects, multiregional sects and nationwide sects brings new precision and readability to our realizing of spiritual firms. And with ninety two two-color maps depicting this altering non secular panorama, the Atlas of yank Religion makes an essential reference for an individual attracted to the sociology or heritage of the spiritual scan that's the usa of America.

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