In a sweeping colorful history that spans over two centuries of american culture moore examines that the role of religion in the marketplace revealing how religious leaders have borrowed and invented commercial practices to promote religion and how business leaders have borrowed and invested religion to promote commerce. Selling god american religion in the marketplace of culture edition 1 religion in america is up for sale the products range from a plethora of merchandise in questionable taste such as bible based diet books more of jesus less of me rapture t shirts one features a basketball game with half its players disappearing in the rapture . Selling god american religion in the marketplace of culture 9780195098389 by r laurence moore. Moore a professor of history at cornell university and the author of religious outsiders and the making of americans sees paradoxical connections between religion and various forms of commercial en. A group blog on religion in american culture and history philip goff detlef junker anthony santoro and daniel silliman eds religion and the marketplace in the united states new york oxford university press 2015 i came to this collection looking for a critique of the persistent metaphor of a market of religion to be more precise ive been sketching ideas for an essay on this
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