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

Pilgrims in Their Own Land is 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,Pilgrims in Their Own Land is 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 Land is written with respect, appreciation, and insight into the multitude of religious groups that represent expressions of spirituality in America.
Pilgrims in Their Own Land Years of Religion in America Pilgrims in Their Own Land is 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 wa

  • Title: Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America
  • Author: Martin E. Marty
  • ISBN: 9780140082685
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America”

    1. An excellent book that covers the development and progress of religion in the United States. I highly recommend this for those interested in the topic but two things stand out in my memory about the book. The first, Marty's thesis that Abraham Lincoln, a member of no denomination, stands as the central contemporary figure in American religious life. The second was Marty's struggle to describe Mormonism respectfully as a good ecumenicist should while pointing out suspicious elements in Joseph Smi [...]

    2. really solid single-volume history of religion in america. doesn't pretend to be all-inclusive and really doesn't speak to any non-judeochristian religions, although there is a pretty amusing short bit about anton lavey and the church of satanism at the end (one of the problems that the church of satanism encountered is that the idea of traditional worship is kind of tame if you really purport to worship a dark eminence. hindsight is like 20/15 sometimes). this gets a little drowsy in places; t [...]

    3. While this is a great treatment of its topic, it is not been the most riveting book on my nightstand so it's taken me rather a long while to read it (5 months or so). If you happen to be the sort of person who reads books about the history of religion of your own volition (you weirdo)- you will probably enjoy this. This book covers 500 years in about 500 pages so don't expect minute detail. As the best historians do, Marty humanizes the narrative frequently, allowing personal stories of individu [...]

    4. So far, this is one of the better history records of religion in America. It gives an overview through the development of the country with different perspectives from the various churches and their influences at specific times. Reads a little slow because you want to catch the detailed interaction that is being explained. So far, so good!

    5. 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.

    6. I read this for a class, paired with thicker volume set pertaining to the same subject, and I can honestly say this is one of the best history books I've ever read that attempts to span such a large time period.

    7. The author is a professor at the University of Chicago, who gave the Harper Lecture for the University of Chicago Alumni Association in Baltimore on immigrants, strangers, aliens, and hospitality.

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