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Religion in America : The Basics (Hardcover) (Michael Pasquier)
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Religion in America: The Basics covers major trends in American religious history focusing on key cultural factors that shaped the development of religious beliefs and practices in the United States. It combines a historical and thematic approach to the study of American religions, providing students with a balanced mix of historical inquiry into the religious contours of American life, thematic comparisons across time, and critical definitions of religion. It allows students to identify areas where religion intersects with aspects of American life, exploring the conversation between religion and such themes as history and memory, colonialism and nationalism, politics and law, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, economy and class, science and technology, and fundamentalism and pluralism.