• American Christianity Today: Establishment, Decline, and Revival

American Christianity Today: Establishment, Decline, and Revival

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Is the United States a Christian nation?

When Europeans first explored and colonized North America, they brought generations of religious conflict and a variety of Christianities with them. The Christian faith has flowered in the United States but has become extremely complex.

American Christianity Today gives readers a panoramic view of America's Christians. It makes an excellent text for university courses.  In this book, historian Dyron Daughrity clearly and carefully explores a rich array of topics, including: 
  • Christianity's interaction with politics; 
  • Evangelicalism (and its complexities); 
  • Small, rural churches, as well as inner-city ones; 
  • Popular American pilgrimage sites; 
  • Christian film and music; 
  • Women leaders; 
  • Megachurches; 
  • Pressing issues of today, including race, civil rights, immigration, abortion, and climate change;
  • Roman Catholicism: America's largest denomination;  
  • Eastern Orthodoxy;
  • Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists; 
  • Youth programs; 
  • Christian universities; 
  • The Black church tradition, and
  • The rise of the “nones" (those claiming no religion). 
As a special feature, this book includes extensive photography that illustrates and supports Daughrity's well-researched chapters, helping readers to reflect on the depth and breadth of American Christianity today.

Dyron Daughrity (PhD, University of Calgary), Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University, has taught world religions for over two decades and is the author of More than One: An Introduction to World Religions. He is also the anthology editor for Bloomsbury’s Christianity in North America and The Essential Guide to Christianity.

“Dyron Daughrity is probably the most widely traveled and experienced teacher of religion in America today.”
—Joel Carpenter, Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin University

“Both believers and irreligious people will want to be fellow pilgrims with Daughrity on the wise and serene pathway he clears for us.”
—Jesudas M. Athyal, Acquiring Editor, World Christianity, World Religions, South Asian and Indian Scholarship, Fortress Press

ISBN 9781684263226

Pages 304

Dimensions (inches) 8.5 x 11

Weight (pounds) .5

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