Recent Themes In American Religious History

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Described as "the New York Review of Books for history," Historically Speaking has emerged as one of the most distinctive historical publications in recent years, actively seeking out contributions from a pantheon of leading voices in historical discourse from both inside and outside academia. Recent Themes in American Religious History represents some of the best writing of recent years on understanding the context and importance of religious thought, movements, and figures in ...
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Overview

Described as "the New York Review of Books for history," Historically Speaking has emerged as one of the most distinctive historical publications in recent years, actively seeking out contributions from a pantheon of leading voices in historical discourse from both inside and outside academia. Recent Themes in American Religious History represents some of the best writing of recent years on understanding the context and importance of religious thought, movements, and figures in the American historical narrative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570038693
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Historians in Conversation Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: American Religious History in Context Randall J. Stephens 1

Part 1 The State of American Religious History

Religious History in the Post-Ahlstrom Era James M. O'Toole 13

Beyond the Niebuhrs: An Interview with Robert Orsi on Recent Trends in American Religious History Randall J. Stephens 19

Religion in American History: An Interview with Stephen Prothero Randall J. Stephens 28

Part 2 Judaism and Catholicism: The Challenges of Assimilation

American Judaism in Historical Perspective Jonathan D. Sarna 37

Catholicism and American Freedom John T. Mcgreevy 48

The American Catholic Church and Ordered Liberty Leo P. Ribuffo 51

Comments on Catholicism and American Freedom Christopher Shannon 56

Response to Ribuffo and Shannon John T. McGreevy 62

Part 3 Evangelicalism, Past and Present

The Great Awakening and the Contested Origins of American Evangelical Christianity Thomas S. Kidd 69

Can Jonathan Edwards (and His Heirs) be Integrated into the American History Narrative? George Marsden 76

Comment on Marsden Bruce Kuklick 84

Completion or Revision Wilfred M. McClay 87

Response to McClay Kuklick George Marsden 92

More Than Fluff: Protestant Revivals in the 1950s John G. Turner 96

Evangelical Churches Crossing the Ethnic Divide Kathleen Garces-Foley 101

Part 4 The End of History: American Millennialism

Apocalyptic Religious Movements in American History Stephen J. Stein 109

The End of History; or, My Summer with Apocalptic Christians Nicholas Guyatt 118

Part 5 Religious Experience and the Limits of History

Abundant History: Marian Application as AlternativeModernity Robert A. Orsi 127

How Abundant is "Abundant History"? Thomas Kselman 140

Abundant History: Protestantism and Alternative Modernities Jane Shaw 146

Further Readings 151

Contributors 157

Index 161

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