Religion in Twentieth Century America

Religion in Twentieth Century America

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Covering Protestant, Hindu, Jewish, New Age, Mormon, Buddhist, Roman Catholic, and many other faiths, Religion in Twentieth Century America is a dynamic look at religion in America through two World Wars, vast industrialization, the civil rights movement, and massive immigration. Included are crucial moments, such as: * The appointment of Louis Brandeis, a Jew, to the U.S. Supreme Court * The contentious court trial of John T. Scopes, which dramatized the debate over Darwinism * The extraordinary rise of evangelist Billy Graham at mid-century * The Presbyterian church's decision to ordain women *The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. *The federal government's decision to attack the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. With a chronology, index, and suggestions for further reading following, these momentous events and others are tied together in an absorbing narrative in Religion in Twentieth Century America, providing an illuminating guide to the complex issues of 21st-century religion.show more

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195112954
  • 9780195112955

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