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An excellent book that covers the development and progress of religion in the United States I highly recommend this for those interested in the topic but two things stand out in my memory about the book The first, Marty s thesis that Abraham Lincoln, a member of no denomination, stands as the central contemporary figure in American religious life The second was Marty s struggle to describe Mormonism respectfully as a good ecumenicist should while pointing out suspicious elements in Joseph Smi An excellent book that covers the development and progress of religion in the United States I highly recommend this for those interested in the topic but two things stand out in my memory about the book The first, Marty s thesis that Abraham Lincoln, a member of no denomination, stands as the central contemporary figure in American religious life The second was Marty s struggle to describe Mormonism respectfully as a good ecumenicist should while pointing out suspicious elements in Joseph Smith s story [[ FREE ]] ☊ Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America ↵ 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 utopianismAnd 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 While this is a great treatment of its topic, it is not been the most riveting book on my nightstand so it s taken me rather a long while to read it 5 months or so If you happen to be the sort of person who reads books about the history of religion of your own volition you weirdo you will probably enjoy this This book covers 500 years in about 500 pages so don t expect minute detail As the best historians do, Marty humanizes the narrative frequently, allowing personal stories of individu While this is a great treatment of its topic, it is not been the most riveting book on my nightstand so it s taken me rather a long while to read it 5 months or so If you happen to be the sort of person who reads books about the history of religion of your own volition you weirdo you will probably enjoy this This book covers 500 years in about 500 pages so don t expect minute detail As the best historians do, Marty humanizes the narrative frequently, allowing personal stories of individuals to illustrate the realities of religious life for various people in different time periods in a variety of places How churches and key leaders handled key social topics of their time periods is briefly discussed, from Manifest Destiny and culture clashes with Native American peoples, slavery, racism and civil rights, unions and social justice, eugenics, feminism, etc.Marty is engaging, with dry, understated humor throughout So far, this is one of the better history records of religion in America It gives an overview through the development of the country with different perspectives from the various churches and their influences at specific times Reads a little slow because you want to catch the detailed interaction that is being explained So far, so good I found this to be a good survey of religious movements in the 13 colonies that would become the United States It would be nice to seedetails about the land that would become the states of Hawaii and Alaska. I read this for a class, paired with thicker volume set pertaining to the same subject, and I can honestly say this is one of the best history books I ve ever read that attempts to span such a large time period. The author is a professor at the University of Chicago, who gave the Harper Lecture for the University of Chicago Alumni Association in Balti on immigrants, strangers, aliens, and hospitality. Excellent research for the period Very accessible nonfiction,theology,history