Religion in American History / Edition 1

Religion in American History / Edition 1

by Amanda Porterfield
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

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

List of Figures vii

How to Use This Book ix

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction Amanda Porterfield John Corrigan 1

Part I Exploration and Encounter (1492-1692) 9

1 Politics Amanda Porterfield 11

2 Cosmology John Corrigan 29

3 Community Sarah Rivett 49

4 Practice Tracy N. Leavelle 69

Part II The Atlantic World (1692-1803) 89

5 Politics Jon Sensbach 91

6 Cosmology Stephen A. Marini 109

7 Community Kenneth P. Minkema 134

8 Practice Martha L. Finch 151

Part III American Empire (1803-1898) 171

9 Politics Mark A. Noll 173

10 Cosmology Robert Fuller 190

11 Community Heather D. Curtis 210

12 Practice Christopher White 229

Part IV Global Reach (1898-Present) 247

13 Politics Charles H. Lippy 249

14 Cosmology Kathryn Lofton 266

15 Community Peter W. Williams 285

16 Practice Candy Gunther Brown 302

Acknowledgments 321

Index 323

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