Lived Religion in America: Toward a History of Practice

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"A fascinating collection that graphically demonstrates how participants become subtle theologians of 'lived religion' in America, from Ojibway hymn-singing to rustic homesteading and the 'Women's Aglow' movement."--John Butler, Yale University

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"David D. Hall addresses the gap between academic theology and the diverse ways people of faith 'live religion' in their circumstances."--The Christian Century
The Christian Century
David D. Hall addresses the gap between academic theology and the diverse ways people of faith 'live religion' in their circumstances.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691016733
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/27/1997
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 987,993
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Everyday Miracles: The Study of Lived Religion 3
Ch. 2 "What Scripture Tells Me": Spontaneity and Regulation within the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 22
Ch. 3 Family Strategies and Religious Practice: Baptism and the Lord's Supper in Early New England 41
Ch. 4 Practices of Exchange: From Market Culture to Gift Economy in the Interpretation of American Religion 69
Ch. 5 Lived Religion and the Dead: The Cremation Movement in Gilded Age America 92
Ch. 6 Coffee, Mrs. Cowman, and the Devotional Life of Women Reading in the Desert 116
Ch. 7 The Uses of Ojibwa Hymn-Singing at White Earth: Toward a History of Practice 133
Ch. 8 Submissive Wives, Wounded Daughters, and Female Soldiers: Prayer and Christian Womanhood in Women's Aglow Fellowship 160
Ch. 9 Golden Rule Christianity: Lived Religion in the American Mainstream 196
Ch. 10 Getting (Not Too) Close to Nature: Modern Homesteading as Lived Religion in America 217
Contributors 243
Index 245
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