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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 agencies. via either phrases and maps, The Atlas of yank Religion brings coherence to the moving photo of 2 hundred years of yankee spiritual historical past. 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 spiritual agencies. Their definitions of nationwide denominations, multiregional denominations, vintage sects, multiregional sects and nationwide sects brings new precision and readability to our figuring out of non secular agencies. And with ninety two two-color maps depicting this altering spiritual panorama, the Atlas of yankee Religion makes an vital reference for someone attracted to the sociology or background of the spiritual test that's the usa of America.

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