Masking Protestant, Hindu, Jewish, New Age, Mormon, Buddhist, Roman Catholic, and plenty of different faiths, Religion in 20th Century America is a dynamic examine faith in the US via global Wars, titanic industrialization, the civil rights circulate, and big immigration. integrated are the most important moments, such as:
* The appointment of Louis Brandeis, a Jew, to the U.S. ideally suited Court
* The contentious court docket trial of John T. Scopes, which dramatized the controversy over Darwinism
* the intense upward push of evangelist Billy Graham at mid-century
* The Presbyterian church's choice to ordain women
*The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
*The federal government's choice to assault the department Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
With a chronology, index, and proposals for additional interpreting following, those momentous occasions and others are tied jointly in an soaking up narrative in Religion in 20th Century America, offering an illuminating consultant to the advanced problems with 21st-century faith.