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By William M. Newman,Peter L. Halvorson

Methodists to Congregationalists, Mormons to Jews, Church of God to the foreign Church of the Foursquare Gospel―the tale of faith within the usa is largely the tale of its paradoxical non secular companies. via either phrases and maps, The Atlas of yank Religion brings coherence to the moving photo of 2 hundred years of yank spiritual historical past. From independence to the current, the Atlas charts the evolution of the 39 significant denominations and sects within the U.S. additionally, Newman and Halvorson supply a brand new five-fold typology categorizing non secular companies. Their definitions of nationwide denominations, multiregional denominations, vintage sects, multiregional sects and nationwide sects brings new precision and readability to our realizing of spiritual companies. And with ninety two two-color maps depicting this altering spiritual panorama, the Atlas of yankee Religion makes an imperative reference for somebody attracted to the sociology or background of the spiritual scan that's the usa of America.

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