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Religion in twentieth century America

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Religion in twentieth century America

Balmer, Randall Herbert.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

142 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Covering Protestant, Hindu, Jewish, New Age, Mormon, Buddhist, Roman Catholic, and many other faiths, Religion in Twentieth Century America is a dynamic look at religion in America through two World Wars, vast industrialization, the civil rights movement, and massive immigration. Included arecrucial moments, such as:* The appointment of Louis Brandeis, a Jew, to the U.S. Supreme Court* The contentious court trial of John T. Scopes, which dramatized the debate over Darwinism* The extraordinary rise of evangelist Billy Graham at mid-century* The Presbyterian church's decision to ordain women*The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.*The federal government's decision to attack the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.With a chronology, index, and suggestions for further reading following, these momentous events and others are tied together in an absorbing narrative in Religion in Twentieth Century America, providing an illuminating guide to the complex issues of 21st-century religion.


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1 copy available at Paideia School


0195112954 (alk. paper)

LC Call No:

BL2525 .B35 2001

Dewey Class No:

200/.973/0904 21


Balmer, Randall Herbert.


Religion in twentieth century America / Randall Balmer.


New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.


142 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


Religion in American life


Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-138) and index.

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