Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America

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Penguin Group USA, 1985 - History - 500 pages
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Pilgrims in Their Own Landis Martin E. Marty's vivid chronological account of the people and events that carved the spiritual landscape of America. It is in one sense a study of migration, with each wave of immigrants bringing a set of religious beliefs to a new world. The narrative unfolds through sharply detailed biographical vignettes—stories of religious "pathfinders," including William Penn, Mary Baker Eddy, Henry David Thoreau, and many other leaders of movements, both marginal and mainstream. In addition, Marty considers the impact of religion on social issues such as racism, feminism, and utopianism.

And engrossing, highly readable, and comprehensive history,Pilgrims in Their Own Landis written with respect, appreciation, and insight into the multitude of religious groups that represent expressions of spirituality in America.

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Excellent research for the period! Very accessible! Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Davis - Goodreads

I found this to be a good survey of religious movements in the 13 colonies that would become the United States. It would be nice to see more details about the land that would become the states of Hawaii and Alaska. Read full review

Contents

The First Migrants
3
A Crowned Cross
11
The Conqueror versus the Missionary
25
Copyright

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Martin Marty, one of today's most respected theologians, is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, where the Martin Marty Center has been founded to promote public religion endeavors. His more than fifty books include Modern American Religion. He is a winner of the National Book Award and was the first religion scholar to receive the National Humanities Medal.

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