Religion in American History / Edition 1

Religion in American History / Edition 1

by Amanda Porterfield
     
 

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

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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 in to 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

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Introduction 1

Part I Exploration and Encounter (1492-1692) John Corrigan Corrigan, John 9

1 Politics John Corrigan Corrigan, John 11

2 Cosmology Amanda Porterfield Porterfield, Amanda 29

3 Community John Corrigan Corrigan, John 49

4 Practice Sarah Rivett Rivett, Sarah 69

Part II The Atlantic World (1692-1803) Tracy N. Leavelle Leavelle, Tracy N. 89

5 Politics Tracy N. Leavelle Leavelle, Tracy N. 91

6 Cosmology Jon Sensbach Sensbach, Jon 109

7 Community Stephen A. Marini Marini, Stephen A. 134

8 Practice Kenneth P. Minkema Minkema, Kenneth P. 151

Part III American Empire (1803-1898) Martha L. Finch Finch, Martha L. 171

9 Politics Martha L. Finch Finch, Martha L. 173

10 Cosmology Mark A. Noll Noll, Mark A. 190

11 Community Robert Fuller Fuller, Robert 210

12 Practice Heather D. Curtis Curtis, Heather D. 229

Part IV Global Reach (1898-Present) Christopher White White, Christopher 247

13 Politics Christopher White White, Christopher 249

14 Cosmology Charles H. Lippy Lippy, Charles H. 266

15 Community Kathryn Lofton Lofton, Kathryn 285

16 Practice Peter W. Williams Williams, Peter W. 302

Acknowledgments Candy Gunther Brown Brown, Candy Gunther 321

Index Candy Gunther Brown Brown, Candy Gunther 323

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