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Author Stollznow, Karen.

Title God Bless America [electronic resource] : Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States / Karen Stollznow.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pitchstone Publishing / Independent Publishers Group, 2013.
♭2013

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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
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Summary 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-and allowing you to sit among the beards and bonnets in a Mennonite church and to hear L. Ron Hubbard'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-and often dangerous-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-and remind that fact is often stranger than fiction.
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Subject Christianity -- United States.
United States -- Religious life and customs.
United States -- Religion.
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Other Form: Print version: Stollznow, Karen. God bless America. Durham, North Carolina : Pitchstone Publishing, [2013] 2013 9781939578006 (DLC)2013012481
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