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by Milton V. Backman Jr.

Reviews religious trends in modern America, contrasts Catholicism with Protestantism, and documents the histories and distinguishing doctrines of the different American faiths
Download Christian Churches of America: Origins and Beliefs epub
ISBN: 002305090X
ISBN13: 978-0023050909
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Author: Milton V. Backman Jr.
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (August 11, 1983)
Pages: 434 pages
ePUB size: 1246 kb
FB2 size: 1364 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 259
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I had seen a copy of this book, Christian Churches in America, and wanted to get a copy of my own. I went to the Amazon web site and selected a source for a paper back copy. The book came, and as I read through it I discovered that 4 pages, 156 thru 159, were missing from the book. They were not ripped out; they dodn't have any torn remnants. They just were never included in this copy of the book. I am most disappointed with this copy of the book and would like a full printed replacement.
I was pleased with the quick shipment of the book. It is in good condition as advertised. It is exactly what I expected.
I think this book is a model of how such things should be written. It is very fair, with no discernible ax to grind and no attempt to score cheap victories over viewpoints differing from the author's. (There are, unfortunately, far worse things out there on the market -- e.g. Walter Martin's Kingdom of the Cults -- and they seem to sell quite well.) Readers get a very good general overview of the doctrines and histories of various denominations, from a source that they can rely on. I recommend this book highly.
This is one of the finest and most easily digestible introductions to the major Christian denominations of America that I have ever read. Backman comes as close to an unbiased look at the wonderful diversity of American Christianity as any human could. This is a book that is invaluable for scholars, celrgy, and lay-persons alike. His style is wonderfully readable and he does not overburden the reader with inaccesible language or inordinate speculation. A must for any student of modern Christianity.