This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and "Christian Century's "choice "as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day. Praise for the earlier edition: "An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language."--B.A. Weisberger, "Washington Post Book World " "The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition."--Martin E. Marty, "New York Times Book Review " "An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor."--"America" "The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority."--"Christianity Today" "No one writing or thinking hereafter about America's past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom's magisterial account of the religious element."--"American Historical Review "