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

 
 
 
 
Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America
Author: Martin E. Marty
ISBN 13: 9780140082685
ISBN 10: 140082689
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1985-08-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $18.00
 
 

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.