The Sixties Spiritual Awakening by Robert S. Ellwood

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For many people, the '60s were a period of reawakening. The political and cultural upheavals of the time had a tremendous effect on the spiritual lives of Americans, and American religion in its various forms and incarnations has not been the same since. Ellwood pulls together the changes that occurred in organized and disorganized religions during this turbulent decade.

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Robert S. Ellwood is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of more than a dozen books on comparative religion, including "Introducing Religion: From Inside and Outside"; Many Peoples, Many Faiths: An Introduction to the Religious Life of Humankind"; and "The History and Future of Faith: Religion Past, Present, and to Come".
Published June 1, 1994 by Rutgers Univ. Press. 369 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In religion what this implies, he contends, is a movement away from large hierarchical, institutional religions with rigid structures of authority toward smaller faiths (some of which offer, paradoxically, an ethos that is at once more communitarian and more individualistic than that found in tra...

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Carrying readers on a magical tour of religious expression from the civil rights movement and Vatican II to Woodstock and Death-of-God theology, Ellwood traces the centrality of religion in the American '60s from the stability of its institutional expression in the early years of the decade to th...

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