Bibliographic Details

Religious outsiders and the making of Americans / R. Laurence Moore.

Author / Creator Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940-
Imprint New York : Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 243 pages)
Language English
Subject Religious pluralism.
Pluralisme religieux -- États-Unis.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Religious pluralism.
United States -- Religion.
États-Unis -- Religion.
United States.
Verenigde Staten.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 1423736214
Digital file characteristics data file
Notes Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-235) and index.
Restrictions unspecified
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Summary In light of the curious compulsion to stress Protestant dominance in America's past, this book takes an unorthodox look at religious history in America. Rather than focusing on the usual mainstream Protestant churches--Episcopal, Congregationalist, Methodist, Baptist, and Lutheran--Moore instead turns his attention to the equally important "outsiders" in the American religious experience and tests the realities of American religious pluralism against their history in America. Through separate but interrelated chapters on seven influential groups of "outsiders"--The Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Christian Scientists, Millennialists, 20th-century Protestant Fundamentalists, and the African-American churches--Moore shows that what was going on in mainstream churches may not have been the "normal" religious experience at all, and that many of these "outside" groups embodied values that were, in fact, quintessentially American.
Other form Print version: Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940- Religious outsiders and the making of Americans. New York : Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986 9780195036633