Introducing American Religion
Introducing American Religion by Charles H. Lippy
This book provides a lively and concise overview of the historical development of religion in the United States. Lippy traces that history from Europe, Native American and African life, through the age of independence, through the twentieth century, and right up to the present. Particular attention is given to diversity and plurality: the African American experience of slavery, Roman Catholic and Jewish immigration, the impact of Latino culture, and the growth of Hinduism and Buddhism. The concept of American civil religion is also covered.