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Tuesday, August 31, 2004


Hutchinson, William R. Religious Pluralism in America: The Contentious History of a Founding Ideal. Yale, $29.95.

Library Journal: “Hutchinson, the leading historian of religion in America today, has written a very informative book on religious pluralism in America from Colonial days to the present…Hutchison brilliantly documents the vast experience of religion in the United States…Highly recommended." Church History: “Important…While he does not account for every moment in the history of American religious pluralism, readers will be amazed at how many different groups, events, and individuals he does include…[Hutchinson has] an enormous knowledge of primary and secondary sources…cunningly and amusingly written…” Christian Century: “overall, this is a highly informative and readable account.” Choice: “A very interesting and thoughtful book, suitable for a wide range of readers. Recommended.” Booklist: “A balanced and informative narrative.” Political Science Quarterly: “This lively and synthetic discussion has the historical sweep and telling detail that mark Hutchison’s earlier studies of theological modernism and the missionary impulse in American Protestantism.”


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