Religion in America to 1865

Religion in America to 1865

by Bryan F. Le Beau
     
 

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This book provides an introduction to the history of religion in America from colonization to the Civil War. The principal themes are growth, diversity and adaptation. Coverage includes Native American Religion and Religion in the Colonial Period, the Era of the American Revolution, the Early Republic, the Age of Reform and the Civil War. The topics are ordered… See more details below

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This book provides an introduction to the history of religion in America from colonization to the Civil War. The principal themes are growth, diversity and adaptation. Coverage includes Native American Religion and Religion in the Colonial Period, the Era of the American Revolution, the Early Republic, the Age of Reform and the Civil War. The topics are ordered chronologically, following the time line of the secular history of America, allowing connections to be made between religious and secular history.

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The history of religion in the US through the Civil War, says LeBeau, parallels that of the country's general history in the principle themes of growth, diversity, and adaptation. He explains that whatever their intention, religious bodies who arrived in North America found they had to play by a different set of rules and to modify their beliefs and behavior in order to win the hearts and minds of a population that could choose which church to join. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"There is a real need for this book. There is no existing book that covers this range of material at a level that is approachable for undergraduate students and interested non-specialists."

-Deborah Madsen,South Bank University

"There is a real need for this book. . . . No existing book covers this range of material at a level that is approachable for undergraduate students and interested non-specialists."

-Deborah Madsen,South Bank University

"Link[s] unfamiliar developments in American religious history to major events in American history. . . . Essential reading because of its breadth and the significance of its themes."

-Joyce D. Goodfriend,University of Denver

"Essential reading because of its breadth and the significance of its themes."

-Joyce D. Goodfriend,University of Denver

"Much has changed during te 40 years since O'Hair was in her prime. . . . One may wonder what O'Hair would think of these changes, but Le Beau leaves no doubt that she would have something to say."

-The Atheist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814751640
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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"Link[s] unfamiliar developments in American religious history to major events in American history. . . . Essential reading because of its breadth and the significance of its themes."

-Joyce D. Goodfriend,University of Denver

"There is a real need for this book. . . . No existing book covers this range of material at a level that is approachable for undergraduate students and interested non-specialists."

-Deborah Madsen,South Bank University

"Much has changed during te 40 years since O'Hair was in her prime. . . . One may wonder what O'Hair would think of these changes, but Le Beau leaves no doubt that she would have something to say."

-The Atheist,

"Essential reading because of its breadth and the significance of its themes."

-Joyce D. Goodfriend,University of Denver

"There is a real need for this book. There is no existing book that covers this range of material at a level that is approachable for undergraduate students and interested non-specialists."

-Deborah Madsen,South Bank University

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