Religious Sites in America examines the location, origin, and history of each site, its size and accessibility, and its purpose and influence. Entries examine uniquely American worship: a passion play enacted by the Hermanos Penitentes, high holy days celebrated over the Internet, and peyotism, one of the oldest worship practices indigenous to the continent. Because all sites are active religious centers, entries detail site supervision, location, and layout, and include telephone and fax numbers and e-mail and Web addresses. In addition to a site's significance, history, and architecture, the coverage also summarizes its religious activities and outreach programs. A detailed timeline charts the growth of widespread religious expression in America. A glossary, an extensive bibliography, a subject index, and illustrations complete the coverage.
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