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Christian Science Family
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World Parliament of Religions

In 1893, the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago introduced many non-Christian faiths to America -- including Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism, Shinto and Taoism.

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Eddy, Mary Baker

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) founded the Christian Science movement.

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Eastern Liturgical Family (Orthodox)
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Joint Catholic-Orthodox Declaration

The Joint Catholic-Orthodox Declaration of 1965 revoked the mutual excommunications of 1054 that led to the Great Schism.

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of Constantinople, Athenagoras I

Athenagoras (1886-1972) was an important archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America and later served as Patriarch of Constantinople until his death in 1972.

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European Free-Church Family (Brethren, Mennonites, Quaker, Amish)
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Penn, William

William Penn (1644-1718) was a Quaker activist, religious tolerance advocate and founder of the Pennsylvania colony.

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Hindu
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Hindu Temple Established in San Francisco

On Jan. 7, 1906, Indian-born Swami Trigunatita helped build one of the first Hindu temples of the western world in San Francisco.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (i.e., Hart-Celler Act) permitted more Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu immigrants into the United States, changing the U.S. religious landscape.

World Parliament of Religions

In 1893, the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago introduced many non-Christian faiths to America -- including Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism, Shinto and Taoism.

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Yogi, Maharishi Mahesh

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008) was the founder of Transcendental Meditation and a popular religious figure of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Independent Fundamentalist Family
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Billy Graham's Los Angeles Crusade

Billy Graham's Los Angeles Crusade (1949) catapulted the southern evangelist into the national spotlight for the first time.

Jerry Falwell Helps Found the Moral Majority

With the help of Baptist preacher Jerry Falwell in 1979, the founding of the Moral Majority would later influence Ronald Reagan's election in 1980.

National Association of Evangelicals Founded

The National Association of Evangelicals was founded in 1942 to provide representation for evangelicals in Washington, D.C., and with the broadcasting industry.

Publication of Scofield Reference Bible

The Scofield Reference Bible, first published by Oxford University Press in 1909, would sell two million copies by the end of World War II.

Scopes Trial

The Scopes Trial (1925) highlighted the tension between literal interpretations of creation accounts in the Bible and evolutionary theory in the 20th century.

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Fuller, Charles Edward

Charles Fuller (1887-1968) was a prominent evangelist on the popular evangelical radio show "The Old Fashioned Revival Hour" and founded Fuller Theological Seminary.

Graham, William "Billy"

Billy Graham (1918-present) was the preeminent evangelist of the second half of the 20th century, preaching to millions in the United States and abroad.

Moody, Dwight L.

Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) was a 19th century Protestant revivalist, whose popularity led to the Moody Bible Institute and the growth of fundamentalism.

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Independent/Nondenominational
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National Association of Evangelicals Founded

The National Association of Evangelicals was founded in 1942 to provide representation for evangelicals in Washington, D.C., and with the broadcasting industry.

Sojourners Magazine

Sojourners magazine, founded in 1971, promoted a greater prominence of liberal Christian views on social issues within the evangelical community.

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Ockenga, Harold John

Harold John Ockenga (1905-1985) led the new evangelical movement by helping co-found Fuller Seminary, the National Association of Evangelicals, and Christianity Today.

Judaism Family
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Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue was dedicated in 1763 in Newport, R.I. It is the oldest dedicated synagogue in America.

World Parliament of Religions

In 1893, the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago introduced many non-Christian faiths to America -- including Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Jainism, Shinto and Taoism.

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Heschel, Abraham Joshua

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was an important Jewish theologian and social activist in the 20th century.

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Lutheran Family
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Niebuhr, Reinhold

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was an influential theologian who advocated social justice and critiqued aspects of theological liberalism. He also is credited with the Serenity Prayer.

Tillich, Paul Johannes

Paul Tillich (1886-1965) was a German American theologian and public intellectual who connected Christian faith to modern culture.

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Restoration Movement
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Cane Ridge Camp Meeting

Barton Stone organized the Cane Ridge camp meeting (1801), the largest and most famous religious revival of the Second Great Awakening.

The Second Great Awakening

The Second Great Awakening(s) (1790s-1840s) fueled the rise of an evangelical Protestant majority in antebellum America, giving rise to new denominations and social reform organizations.

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