Memoirs Of The Spirit / Edition 1

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This anthology displays the tapestry of religious experience in America during the past three centuries. Compiled and edited by a foremost historian of American religion, these twenty-six spiritual autobiographies, ordered chronologically, uniquely capture the nation's soul in the words of the people who helped shape it.. "Featuring a full-page portrait of most of the writers included in the volume as well as insightful introductory comments by Edwin Gaustad, Memoirs of the Spirit offers an enlightening view of America's rich religious past - and suggests the multiplicity that is America's religious future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802849960
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/25/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xiii
1. The Captive 1
2. The Sinner 17
3. The Patriot 35
4. The Bishop 51
5. The Frontiersman 63
6. The Convert 77
7. The Slave 93
8. The Americanizer 107
9. The Holy Man 119
10. The Polemicist 131
11. The Editor 147
12. The Immigrant 157
13. The Theologian 167
14. The Yogi 179
15. The Educator 193
16. The Pacifist 207
17. The Schoolgirl 219
18. The Westerner 229
19. The Monk 241
20. The Buddhist 257
21. The Revivalist 269
22. The President 287
23. The Mariner 303
24. The Poet 319
25. The Witness 331
26. The "Minority Student" 345
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