A Religious History of the American People, Second Edition  -     By: Sydney E. Ahlstrom
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A Religious History of the American People, Second Edition

Yale University Press / 2004 / Paperback

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The winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion is now updated. Ahlstrom's lively saga chronicles the unique ways in which various groups including Irish Catholics, Hasidic Jews, Mormons, Poles, and Black Baptists have contributed to the flavor of America's religious spirit. This edition also contains a new foreword and concluding chapter by noted historian David D. Hall.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1174
Vendor: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 9.3 X 6.2 (inches)
ISBN: 0300100124
ISBN-13: 9780300100129
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This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century’s choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day.
Praise for the earlier edition:
“An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language.”—B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World

“The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition.”—Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

“An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor.”—America

“The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority.”—Christianity Today

“No one writing or thinking hereafter about America’s past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom’s magisterial account of the religious element.”—American Historical Review

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