Book Reviews of Pilgrims in Their Own Land : 500 Years of Religion in America

Pilgrims in Their Own Land : 500 Years of Religion in America
Pilgrims in Their Own Land 500 Years of Religion in America
Author: Martin E. Marty
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ISBN-13: 9780140082685
ISBN-10: 0140082689
Publication Date: 8/6/1985
Pages: 512
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a vivid chronological account of the people and events that carved the spiritual landscape of America. It is in one sense a study of migration, with each wave of immigrants bringing a set of religious beliefs to a new world. The narrative unfolds through sharply detailed biographical vignettes- stories of religios "pathfinders", including William Penn, Mary Baker Eddy, Henry David Thoreau, and many other leaders of movements, both marginal and mainstream. In addition, Mary considers the impact of religion on social issues such as racism, feminism, and utopianism.
An engrossing, highly readable, and comprehensive history. Written with respect, appreciation, and insight into the multitude of religious groups that represent expression and spirituality in America.