Introduction to Religion in the United States

What you’ll learn to do: describe religion in the United States

A stadium is full of people. In the background, central point in the picture there is a large screen which projects the images of people on stage, similar to a stadium music concert.

Figure 1. Lakewood church in Houston, Texas holds a service in a former sports arena which seats 16,000 people. (Photo courtesy of ToBeDaniel/Wikimedia Commons)

In examining the state of religion in the United States today, we see the complexity of religious life in our society, plus emerging trends like the rise of the megachurch, secularization, and the role of religion in social change.


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