New Directions in American Religious History / Edition 1

New Directions in American Religious History / Edition 1

by Harry S. Stout
     
 

ISBN-10: 019511213X

ISBN-13: 9780195112139

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The eighteen essays collected in this book originate from a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. The essays are organized according to four general themes: places and regions, universal themes, transformative events, and marginal groups and ethnocultural 'outsiders.' They address a wide range of specific topics…  See more details below

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The eighteen essays collected in this book originate from a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. The essays are organized according to four general themes: places and regions, universal themes, transformative events, and marginal groups and ethnocultural 'outsiders.' They address a wide range of specific topics including Puritanism, Protestantism and economic behavior, gender and sexuality in American Protestantism and the twentieth-century de-Christianization of American public culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195112139
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,333,453
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Studies of Religion in American Society: The State of the Art15
2Narrating Puritanism51
3"Christianizing the South" - Sketching a Synthesis84
4"As Canadian as Possible Under the Circumstances": Reflections on the Study of Protestantism in North America116
5God's Designs: The Literature of the Colonial Revivals of Religion, 1735-1760141
6Religion and the American Revolution173
7Protestantism, Voluntarism, and Personal Identity in Antebellum America206
8Ethnicity and American Protestants: Collective Identity in the Mainstream239
9Protestants and Economic Behavior260
10Protestant Success in the New American City, 1870-1920: The Anxious Secrets of Rev. Walter Laidlaw, Ph.D.296
11The Spirit and the Flesh: Gender, Language, and Sexuality in American Protestantism334
12From Missions to Mission to Beyond Missions: The Historiography of American Protestant Foreign Missions Since World War II362
13Experience and Explanation in Twentieth-Century American Religious History394
14On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Margins, Center, and Bridges in African American Religious History417
15Recent American Catholic Historiography: New Directions in Religious History445
16Jewish Intellectuals and the De-Christianization of American Public Culture in the Twentieth Century462
17Later Stages of the Recovery of American Religious History487

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