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By Franklin Littell

for many of our historical past, American non secular lifestyles has been ruled by way of a view of church heritage during which we seem as mere deposits of eu spiritual tradition. in truth, besides the fact that, the liberty of usa citizens to decide on with no penalty to affix any non secular physique or none in any respect is new in human background. This booklet is an attempt to appreciate and interpret how we arrived at our current scenario and, in doing so, to elucidate many cultural, social and political issues.

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