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Published: 23 November 2012

288 Pages | 17 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195374490

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The Rise of Liberal Religion

Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

Matthew S. Hedstrom

  • One of the first scholarly analyses of the major religious reading initiatives of the early and mid-twentieth century, and the modernization of religious publishing in this period.
  • Advances the study of liberal religion beyond church history into the wider culture. In this way provides a foundation for understanding the "spiritual but not religious" phenomenon of recent decades.
  • Describes the emergence of post-World War II religious cosmopolitanism.
  • Provides a thoughtful model for analyzing the relationships of religion, media, and consumerism.

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