Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America / Edition 1

Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America / Edition 1

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by Martin E. Marty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0140082689

ISBN-13: 2900140082684

Pub. Date: 08/28/1985

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

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

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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. An 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900140082684
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Acknowledgmentsxi
1The First Migrants3
2A Crowned Cross11
3The Conqueror versus the Missionary25
4Holy Wars and Sacred Piracies41
5Establishing Colonies53
6Pilgrimages of Dissent75
7The End of the Catholic Missionary Road91
8A Matter of Choice107
9Three Revolutions131
10Into the West and the World169
11Beyond Existing Bounds189
12A Century of Exclusion227
13Adapting to America271
14Crises in the Protestant Empire297
15Healing the Restless319
16The Dream of One Kingdom337
17A Season of Conflicts373
18The American Ways of Life403
19Always a Horizon429
20New Paths for Old Pilgrimages461
Suggested Reading478
Index489

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