One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History

One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History

Peter Manseau


A groundbreaking new examine the tale of America

At the guts of the nation's religious heritage are audacious and infrequently violent scenes. however the Puritans and the shining urban at the hill supply us only one technique to comprehend the USA. instead of recite American background from a Christian vantage element, Peter Manseau proves that what rather occurred is worthy an in depth, clean glance.

Thomas Jefferson himself gathered books on all religions and required that the new Library of Congress take his books, for the reason that americans had to think of the "twenty gods or no god" he famously famous have been respected via his buddies. taking a look at the americans who believed in those gods, Manseau fills in America's tale of itself, from the persecuted "witches" at Salem and who they truly have been, to the persecuted Buddhists in WWII California, from spirituality and cults within the '60s to the hot presidential election the place either applicants have been for the 1st time non-traditional Christians.

One state, lower than Gods shows how even more there's to the heritage we inform ourselves, correct again to the country's earliest days. Dazzling in its scope and sweep, it really is an American heritage not like any you will have learn.

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