The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace: American Religion in a Decade of Conflict


If you still hold the notion that the fifties were the 'good old days, ' blessed with incomparable social affluence and widespread family unity, all buttressed by a strong, unconflicted spirituality, then look again. In this compelling narrative of religion in a decade still embraced by an indefatigable nostalgia, Robert Ellwood interrogates the notion of the fifties as an era of normalcy, and it proves it to be full of spiritual strife.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New Brunswick, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1997