List of religious movements that began in the United States

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A list of notable religious movements that had their origins in the United States or the colonies which would form the United States.

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

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  1. ^ The terms Old Light and New Lights have been adopted by a wide variety of movements to describe a change and contrast within a wider community.


  1. ^ Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo (1995). Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Louisiana State University Press.
  2. ^ Ravitz, Jessica (November 24, 2008). "Unveiling New Orleans Voodoo". The Salt Lake Tribune.
  3. ^ Smith, John Howard (2014). The First Great Awakening: Redefining Religion in British America, 1725–1775. London: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  4. ^ Bonomi, Patricia U. (1986). Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199729111.


  • Hall, D. D. (2019). The Puritans: A transatlantic history. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  • Koester, N. (2015). Introduction to the history of Christianity in the United States: Revised and expanded. London: Fortress Press.
  • Noll, M. (2019). A history of Christianity in the United States and Canada (2nd ed.). New York: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

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