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Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Robert C. Fuller


This book explores the history and present status of unchurched spirituality in the U.S. Nearly 20% of all Americans consider themselves interested in spiritual issues even though they never step inside a church or synagogue. Most would describe themselves as spiritual at a personal level, but in some way alienated from organized religion. Today's alternative spirituality is the outgrowth of long‐standing traditions in American religious life. Colonial Americans were astonishingly eclectic in their religious pursuits, availing themselves of sundry magical and occult religious philosophies. In ... More

Keywords: alternative, medicine, mesmerism, metaphysical, New Age, occult, religion, seeker, spirituality, transcendentalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195146806
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195146808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Fuller, author
Bradley University
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