This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day.
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"An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language."-B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World; "The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition." --Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review; "An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor."-America; "The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority."-Christianity Today; "No one writing or thinking hereafter about America's past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom's magisterial account of the religious element." - American Historical Review