About the BookA classroom perennial and essential reference, America's Religions lays out the background, beliefs, practices, and leaders of the nation's religious movements and denominations. The fourth edition, thoroughly revised and updated by Peter W. Williams, draws on the latest scholarship. In addition to reconsidering the history of America's mainline faiths, it delves into contemporary issues like the religion's impact on politics and commerce; the increasingly high profile of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam; Mormonism's entry into the mainstream; and battles over gay marriage and ordination.
About the AuthorPeter W. Williams
is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion and American Studies at Miami University. He is the author of Popular Religion in America
and Houses of God
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