Pluralism Comes of Age by Charles H. Lippy
American Religious Culture in the Twentieth Century

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This book, by distinguished professor Charles H. Lippy, surverys in eleven chapters the course of religious life in America in the twentieth century.

Beginning with the Victorian age and the end of the nineteenth century, Lippy's narrative moves thorugh the shifting power of Protestantism and Amerian Catholicism and into the intense period of immigration and pluralism that has characterized our country's religious experience. His later chapters include coverage of the Jewish experience, African-American religion, Native American traditions, the ecstatic personal expressions of conversation that mark the evangelical movements, the politics of religion, the proliferation of sects and cults, and the many strands of religious thought in this century.

His final chapter is both a look back at the themes that have occupied us, as well as a look to the future and how these issues seem to be playing out as we move into the new century.


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CHARLES H. LIPPY is LeRoy A. Martin Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is author or editor of Pluralism Comes of Age: American Religious Culture in the Twentieth Century, Being Religious, American Style: A History of Popular Religiosity in the United States (Greenwood), Christianity Comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, Twentieth-Century Shapers of American Popular Religion (Greenwood), Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience, and other titles.
Published June 1, 2000 by M E Sharpe Inc. 264 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Lippy suggests that the increasing diversity of religious culture is the key to American religion in the 20th century.

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