The American Religion by Harold Bloom
The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation

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The best-selling author of the controversial The Book of J presents some eye-opening ideas about the state of Christianity in the United States. 50,000 first printing. National ad/promo. BOMC & QPB Alt.

About Harold Bloom

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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.
Published May 1, 1992 by Simon & Schuster. 288 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Bloom wanders a bit, away from Yale into "the Evening Land" of America and its churches--and reconstructs a remarkable diagram of the religious imagination.

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Without knowing it, American worshipers have moved away from Christianity and now embrace pre-Christian Gnosticism, asserts Bloom ( The Book of J ).

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And, despite all the stay-together-and-pray-together sermonizing by American clergy, Bloom insists that what really matters in the American religion is a strictly private and personal spiritual experience that he sees as dangerously anti-democratic.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Written by literary critic Harold Bloom, the book maps an eclectic brand of American religiosity which consists of a private encounter with the God within.

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