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Stephen Prothero is Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University, coeditor of Asian Religions in America: A Documentary History (1998), author of The White Buddhist: The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott (1997), and coauthor of The Encyclopedia of American Religious History (1996).

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cremation United States History, Cremation United States Public opinion, Funeral rites and ceremonies United States History, Public opinion United States, United States Social life and customs