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Religious organizations in the United States a study of identity, liberty, and the law by

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Published by Carolina Academic Press in Durham, NC .
Written in English



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  • Corporations, Religious -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Religious institutions -- United States.

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Statementby James A. Serritella ... [et al.].
ContributionsSerritella, James A.
LC ClassificationsKF4865 .R45 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3392420M
ISBN 101594600287
LC Control Number2005001646

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He served as editor of the Christian Herald, was a conusulting editor for several large publishing houses, and wrote articles for the Christian Century, Christian Herald, and Reader's Digest. Samuel S. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Florida, is widely recognized as a leading authority on religion in the United States/5(81). Categorized this way, three types of religious organizations exist: church, sect, and cult (Emerson, Monahan, & Mirola, ). A church further has two subtypes: the ecclesia and denomination. We first discuss the largest and most influential of the types of religious organization, the ecclesia, and work our way down to the smallest and least influential, the cult. Religion in the United States is diverse with Christianity being the majority religion. Various religious faiths have flourished within the United States. A majority of Americans report that religion plays a very important role in their lives, a proportion unique among developed countries. Freedom of religion in the United States is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the United States. teed by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Churches and religious organizations are generally exempt from income tax and receive other favorable treatment under the tax law; however, certain income of a church or religious organization may be subject to tax, such as income from an unrelated business.