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This is a collection of original essays on a wide variety of topics on religion in the United States, covering both historical and contemporary times, by the most exciting scholars working in the field today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577181187
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Williams is Distinguished Professor of Religion and American Studies and Director of the American Studies program at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Religious Diversity and Pluralism: Introduction:.

1. Historicizing Religion in the American West: Laurie Maffly-Kipp (University of North Carolina).

2. Religious Innovation at the Edges: Stephen J. Stein (Indiana University).

3. Diversity and the Pluralist Ideal: William R. Hutchison (Harvard University).

4. Pluralism and American Religious Life in the Later Twentieth Century: Charles H. Lippy (University of Tennessee).

Part II: Religious Roots of American Culture. Introduction:.

5. Anglicanism in Colonial Viriginia: David L. Holmes (College of William and Mary).

6. The Puritan Legacy in American Religion and Culture: Amanda Porterfield (University of Wyoming).

7. Religion and the Culture of the Market in Early New England: Mark Valeri (Union Theological Seminary, Virginia).

Part III: Religious Cultures in Transition:.

8. Early American Methodism: Russell Richey (Duke University).

9. Synagogues and the 'Spiritual Depression' in the 1930s: Beth Wenger (University of Pennsylvania).

10. Shifting Ground and the Third Transformation of Mormonism: Philip Barlow (Hanover College).

11. American Catholics in the Twentieth Century: Mary Jo Weaver (Indiana University).

Part IV: Popular and Material Culture. Introduction:.

12. Architecture and Urban Revivalism in Nineteenth Century America: Jeanne H. Kilde (Macalester College).

13. Post-Modern Sites of Catholic Sacred Materiality: Leonard Norman Primiano (Cabrini College).

14. Food and Eating in American Religious Cultures: Daniel Sack (Material History of American Religion Project).

15. Fasting, Dieting and the Body in American Christianity: R. Marie Griffith (Princeton University).

16. The Bible and Serpent-Handling: Bill Leonard (Wake Forest University).

Part V: Race and Ethnicity: .

17. Race and Religion in Nineteenth Century America: Joan Bryant (Brandeis University).

18. The Rise of African-American Evangelicalism in American Culture: Albert G. Miller (Oberlin College).

19. Religion and Culture Change in Native North America: Michael McNally (Eastern Michigan University).

Part VI: Gender and Family. Introduction:.

20. Reform, Gender and the Boundaries of American Judaism: Karla Goldman (Hebrew Union College).

21. Women and Protestantism in Nineteenth Century America: Carolyn Haynes (Miami University).

22. Religious Individualism in Nineteenth Century American Families: Anne C. Rose (Penn State University).

Part VII: Intellectual and Literary Culture. Introduction:.

23. Jonathan Edwards on the Relation Between Hypocrisy and the Religious Life: Ava Chamberlain (Wright State University).

24. The Connecticut Culture of Revivalism: Mary Kupiec Cayton (Miami University).

25. Trust and Confidence in American Religious History: Leigh Eric Schmidt (Princeton University).

26. The Religion of Humanity in Victorian America: Lawrence W. Snyder, Jr (Western Kentucky University).

27. American Catholic Culture in the Twentieth Century: Paula M. Kane (University of Pittsburgh).


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