God Bless America
Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United StateseBook - 2013
God Bless America lifts the veil on strange and unusual religious beliefs and practices in the modern-day United States. Do Satanists really sacrifice babies? Do exorcisms involve swearing and spinning heads? Are the Amish allowed to drive cars and use computers? Taking a close look at snake handling, new age spirituality, Santeria spells, and satanic rituals, this book offers more than mere armchair research, taking you to an exorcism and a polygamist compound&́#x80;and allowing you to sit among the beards and bonnets in a Mennonite church and to hear L. Ron Hubbard&́#x80;s stories told as sermons during a Scientology service. From the Amish to Voodoo, the beliefs and practices explored in this book may be unorthodox&́#x80;and often dangerous&́#x80;but they are always fascinating. While some of them are dying out, and others are gaining popularity with a modern audience, all offer insight into the future of religion in the United States&́#x80;and remind that fact is often stranger than fiction.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Pitchstone Publishing / Independent Publishers Group,, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2013
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Characteristics: data file,rda 1 online resource (256 pages)