American Church History: A Reader

Overview

American Church History: A Reader is an introduction to the diverse role that Christianity has played in American history. The multi-perspectival approach of the volume reflects not only the pluralistic nature of Christianity's role in American culture but also the breadth of interpretive methods used in the study of American religious history. Brief but substantial bibliographies after the general introduction and each essay will provide useful guides to students and scholars interested in pursuing research on a...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $1.99   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(684)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chattanooga, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$12.00
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(328)

Condition: New
0687025443 Brand New. Gift quality.

Ships from: WELLINGTON, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

American Church History: A Reader is an introduction to the diverse role that Christianity has played in American history. The multi-perspectival approach of the volume reflects not only the pluralistic nature of Christianity's role in American culture but also the breadth of interpretive methods used in the study of American religious history. Brief but substantial bibliographies after the general introduction and each essay will provide useful guides to students and scholars interested in pursuing research on a particular topic.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Essays previously appearing in the periodical Church History: A Journal of Religion and Culture introduce the diverse role that Christianity has played in American history and reflect the breadth of interpretive methods used in the study of American religious history. Essays are grouped around themes of religion and culture, religion and ethnicity, religious thought, "mainstream" religion, and alternatives in religion. Selection introductions highlight each essay's interpretive significance and the importance of the topic in American religious history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687025442
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: Consideration of Essays in Historical Context and Current Scholarship 11
For Further Reading 18
Pt. I Religion and Culture
Essay 1 Religion, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Nationalism: Reflections on the American Experiment 23
Essay 2 Abraham Lincoln's "Last, Best Hope of Earth": The American Dream of Destiny and Democracy 37
Essay 3 The Protestant Quest for a Christian America, 1830-1930 49
Essay 4 The Immigrants and Their Gods: A New Perspective in American Religious History 59
Essay 5 The Great Awakening as Artifact: George Whitefield and the Construction of Intercolonial Revival, 1739-1745 72
Essay 6 "A Church-Going People Are a Dress-Loving People": Clothes, Communication, and Religious Culture in Early America 84
Pt. II Religion and Ethnicity
Essay 7 Ethnicity: The Skeleton of Religion in America 99
Essay 8 The Ohio Valley: Testing Ground for America's Experiment in Religious Pluralism 110
Essay 9 Broken Churches, Broken Nation: Regional Religion and North-South Alienation in Antebellum America 117
Essay 10 Mapping the World, Mapping the Race: The Negro Race History, 1874-1915 128
Essay 11 The Polish National Catholic Church: An Inquiry into Its Origins 139
Essay 12 Italian Immigrant Catholic Clergy and an Exception to the Rule: The Reverend Antonio Demo, Our Lady of Pompei, Greenwich Village, 1899-1933 151
Pt. III Exploring Dimensions in Religious Thought
Essay 13 The Puritan Notion of the Covenant in Jonathan Edwards' Doctrine of Faith 165
Essay 14 Scottish Philosophy and American Theology 173
Essay 15 Slavery and Theology: The Emergence of Black Christian Consciousness in Nineteenth-Century America 185
Essay 16 The Social Gospel and Socialism: A Comparison of the Thought of Francis Greenwood Peabody, Washington Gladden, and Walter Rauschenbusch 195
Essay 17 Between Americanism and Modernism: John Zahm and Theistic Evolution 207
Essay 18 Beyond War and Peace: A Reappraisal of the Encounter Between Christianity and Science 217
Essay 19 Fundamentalism and Femininity: Points of Encounter Between Religious Conservatives and Women, 1919-1935 230
Pt. IV "Mainstream" Religion
Essay 20 From Coercion to Persuasion: Another Look at the Rise of Religious Liberty and the Emergence of Denominationalism 243
Essay 21 Religion and the American Experience: A Century After 256
Essay 22 Counting the Cost of Faith: America's Early Female Missionaries 267
Essay 23 The Puzzle of American Methodism 280
Essay 24 The Erosion of Postmillennialism in American Religious Thought, 1865-1925 292
Essay 25 An Emerging Protestant Establishment: Religious Affiliation and Public Power on the Urban Frontier in Miami, 1896-1904 303
Essay 26 Independent Baptists: From Sectarian Minority to "Moral Majority" 314
Pt. V Alternatives in Religion
Essay 27 Anne Hutchinson, Sectarian Mysticism, and the Puritan Order 327
Essay 28 Female Ministry in the Thought and Work of Catherine Booth 337
Essay 29 The Social Sources of Mormonism 346
Essay 30 From Millerism to Seventh-Day Adventism: "Boundlessness to Consolidation" 358
Essay 31 Visions of Glory: The Place of the Azusa Street Revival in Pentecostal History 369
Essay 32 Physic and Metaphysic in Nineteenth-Century America: Medical Sectarians and Religious Healing 380
Essay 33 Fundamentalist Institutions and the Rise of Evangelical Protestantism, 1929-1942 390
Index 401
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)