Are Americans anti-Catholic

Religion in the United States of America

Handbook of Politics USA pp 1-17 | Cite as

  • Michael Hochgeschwender
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Abstract

In the course of its history, the USA has developed a very peculiar form of religiosity that was and is closely linked to the emergence of its national identity. In a complex, multiple dialectical field of tension between Calvinist revival religiosity, Protestant mainstream, Catholicism, Judaism, secularism and minority religions, there was a unique abundance of rival and very lively religious offerings, which unfolded both politically, culturally and socially, but without ever becoming dangerous run to produce a form of state church.

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Religion Christianity Judaism Awakening Movements
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amerika-InstitutLMU MunichMunichGermany