Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality

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HarperCollins, Aug 29, 2006 - Religion - 352 pages
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Yoga classes and Zen meditation, New-Age seminars and holistic workshops, The Oprah Winfrey Show and books by Deepak Chopra—all are part of the ongoing religious experimentation that has surprisingly deep roots in American history. By tracing our unique spiritual heritage along its many colorful highways and eccentric byways, Restless Souls profiles a rich spirituality that is distinctively American.

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The Religious Right has always had its silent counterpart: the Spiritual Left. In Restless Souls , Schmidt (religion, Princeton Univ.) offers a fascinating intellectual and cultural history of the ... Read full review

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Leigh Eric Schmidt is professor of religion at Princeton University and the co-author with Edwin S. Gaustad of The Religious History of America. Widely published as a cultural historian, essayist, and reviewer, he has won book prizes from the American Studies Association, the American Society of Church History, and the American Academy of Religion.

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