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Places of faith : a road trip across America's religious landscape

Lavishly illustrated with over 100 color photographs, Places of Faith takes readers on a fascinating religious road trip. Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke have crisscrossed America, visiting churches in small towns and rural areas, as well as the mega-churches, storefronts, synagogues, Islamic centers, Eastern temples, and other places of faith in major cities. Each stop on their tour provides an opportunity to introduce a particular current of American religion. Memphis serves as a window into the Black Church, a visit to Colorado Springs provides insight into evangelicalism, and a stop in Detroit sheds light on American Muslims. Readers visit Hare Krishnas in San Francisco, the Amish in central Pennsylvania, and a "cowboy church" in Amarillo, Texas. As the authors journey across the country, they retell unique religious histories and touch on local religious profiles and trends. They draw from conversations they had with pastors, imams, bishops, priests, and monks, along with ordinary believers of all kinds. Most of all, they tell the reader what they saw and heard, putting a human face on America's astounding religious diversity
eBook, English, 2012
Oxford University Press, New York, 2012
1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
9780199791651, 9780199791514, 9780199791521, 9781283423052, 9786613423054, 9780199912995, 0199791651, 0199791511, 019979152X, 1283423057, 661342305X, 0199912998
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View from the road: underground railroad
View from the road: Hispanic influences
Colorado Springs
View from the road: cowboy church
San Francisco
View from the road: Hare Krishna
Salt Lake City
View from the road: Our Lady of Peace Shrine
Central Nebraska
View from the road: signs
View from the road: Monastery of the Transfiguration
View from the road: the Amish
Conclusion: central Pennsylvania