The American Religion
In this fascinating work of religious criticism, Harold Bloom examines a number of American-born faiths: Pentecostalism, Mormonism, Seventh-day Adventism, Christian Science, Jehovah's Witnesses, Southern Baptism and Fundamentalism, and African American spirituality. He traces the distinctive features of American religion while asking provocative questions about the role religion plays in American culture and in each American's concept of his or her relationship to God. Bloom finds that our spiritual beliefs provide an exact portrait of our national character.
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Review: The American ReligionUser Review - Taylor Crown - Goodreads
I went into this book hoping for slightly more facts, slightly less obscurity to the writing, and yet Blooms' style is so passionate that you read through sections, without truly grasping his point ... Read full review