A Documentary History of Religion in America since 1877 / Edition 3

A Documentary History of Religion in America since 1877 / Edition 3

by Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802822304

ISBN-13: 9780802822307

Pub. Date: 09/19/2003

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and beliefs of major sects of Christianity, looks at important events such as…  See more details below

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With some exceptions, Noll (Christian thought, Wheaton College, Illinois) focuses on the chronological development of Christianity in the United States, although he does include a comparative chapter on Canada and Mexico. Synthesizing the work of other scholars, Noll describes the activities and beliefs of major sects of Christianity, looks at important events such as the Great Awakenings and the involvement of the Black Southern Baptists in the Civil Rights movement, and discusses how some American non-Christians related to Christianity. After the chronological treatment, a few chapters are devoted to such broad issues as the differences between North American and European theologies and religious lives, as well as the day-to-day lives of American Christians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802822307
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/19/2003
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,009,634
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1From Europe to America1
2Colonization, 1492-173027
3The Churches Become American, 1730-183048
4The Separation of Church and State72
5The High Tide of Protestantism, 1830-186595
6A New Christian Pluralism, 1865-1906113
7Divisions, Renewal, Fragmentation, Acculturation, 1906-1960136
8The Recent Past, 1960-2000161
9Theology186
10In the Shadow of the United States - Canada and Mexico209
11The Fate of European Traditions - Lutherans and Roman Catholics235
12Day-to-Day Christian Spirituality and the Bible253
Afterword275
App. AThe Largest Denominations (as of 2000) in the United States and Canada282
App. BRegional Variations in the United States and Canada287
Chronology292
Bibliography300
Index327

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