Protestantism in America / Edition 1

Protestantism in America / Edition 1

by Randall Balmer, Lauren F. Winner, Laren F. Winner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231111312

ISBN-13: 9780231111317

Pub. Date: 11/11/2005

Publisher: Columbia University Press

As America has become more pluralistic, Protestantism, with its long roots in American history and culture, has hardly remained static. This finely crafted portrait of a remarkably complex group of Christian denominations describes Protestantism's history, constituent subgroups and their activities, and the way in which its dialectic with American culture has

Overview

As America has become more pluralistic, Protestantism, with its long roots in American history and culture, has hardly remained static. This finely crafted portrait of a remarkably complex group of Christian denominations describes Protestantism's history, constituent subgroups and their activities, and the way in which its dialectic with American culture has shaped such facets of the wider society as healthcare, welfare, labor relations, gender roles, and political discourse.

Part I provides an introduction to the religion's essential beliefs, a brief history, and a taxonomy of its primary American varieties. Part II shows the diversity of the tradition with vivid accounts of life and worship in a variety of mainline and evangelical churches. Part III explores the vexed relationship Protestantism maintains with critical social issues, including homosexuality, feminism, and social justice. The appendices include biographical sketches of notable Protestant leaders, a chronology, a glossary, and an annotated list of resources for further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111317
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/11/2005
Series:
Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface: Easter Sunday1. Protestantism in America2. Brief History of Protestantism in America3. Varieties of Protestantism in America4. Williston Federated Church5. Abyssinian Baptist Church6. New Life Family Fellowship7. Protestants and Feminism8. Protestants and Homosexuality9. Protestants and Social Justice

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