Chronology of Religious Life in America


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About the Book

This chronology begins with an overview of religious life in the United States, and then focuses on developments from the settlement of Jamestown by Anglican settlers in 1607 to the Catholic backlash created in response to Nancy Pelosi’s late 2008 Meet the Press comments on the church’s views of abortion. Two appendices focus on the distribution of major religious groups in the United States and the distribution of various Christian religious denominations in the country.

About the Author(s)

Statistical analyst Russell O. Wright is the author of a series of Chronology reference works on subjects including American housing, education, immigration, public health, transportation, and the stock market. He is also the author of several McFarland baseball books and lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Bibliographic Details

Russell O. Wright
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4004-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5370-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Introduction      1

Chronology of Religious Life      21

Appendix 1: Religious Groups in the United States      201

Appendix 2: Christian Religious Groups in the United States      203

Bibliography      207

Index      209

Book Reviews & Awards

“entertaining and informative…highly recommended”—ARBA; “a virtuous work. With such a depth and breadth of material to draw upon, it is impressive that Wright has been able to condense the highlights of American religious history into such a simple, clear, and easy to use reference work”—Reference Reviews.