Religion in American History / Edition 1

Religion in American History / Edition 1

by Amanda Porterfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 140516137X

ISBN-13: 9781405161374

Pub. Date: 05/04/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Throughout the history of the United States, religion contributed both to forces of diversity, fragmentation, and factionalism, and also to the need for union and a sense of cultural belonging. Bringing together a team of the world's leading scholars in the field, this book provides a cutting edge interpretation about the place of religion in American history and

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Throughout the history of the United States, religion contributed both to forces of diversity, fragmentation, and factionalism, and also to the need for union and a sense of cultural belonging. Bringing together a team of the world's leading scholars in the field, this book provides a cutting edge interpretation about the place of religion in American history and its impact across a range of issues, from identity formation and politics, to race, gender, and class.

With a crisp and engaging style, Religion in American History is a comprehensive introduction to the field of American religious history, ranging from the earliest contact between Europeans and Native Americans, right through to the present day. It is accessibly structured into four key eras covering: exploration and encounter (1492-1676); the Atlantic world (1676-1802); American empire (1803-1898); and global reach (1898-present). Blending together a chronological approach with thematic organization, the chapters reference each other in ways that make possible interconnections between historical periods and among the different areas of religious life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405161374
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

How to use this book.

Notes on contributors. Introduction, John Corrigan and Amanda Porterfield.

PART I: Exploration and Encounter (1492-1676).

1. Politics, Amanda Porterfield.

2. Cosmology, John Corrigan.

3. Community, Sarah Rivett.

4. Practice, Tracy Neal Leavelle.

PART II: Atlantic World (1676-1802).

5. Politics, Jon Sensbach.

6. Cosmology, Stephen Marini.

7. Community, Kenneth P. Minkema.

8. Practice, Martha L. Finch.

PART III: American Empire (1803-1898).

9. Politics, Mark A. Noll.

10. Cosmology, Robert Fuller.

11. Community, Heather D. Curtis.

12. Practice, Christopher White.

PART IV: Global Reach (1898-Present).

13. Politics, Charles H. Lippy.

14. Cosmology, Kathryn Lofton.

15. Community, Peter W. Williams.

16. Practice, Candy Gunther Brown.

Index.

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