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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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.| Read Full Review of Pluralism Comes of Age: Ameri...