Religion in American Life: A Short History / Edition 2

Religion in American Life: A Short History / Edition 2

by Jon Butler, Grant Wacker, Randall Balmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199832692

ISBN-13: 9780199832699

Pub. Date: 10/07/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The new paperback edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Jon Butler begins by describing the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds…  See more details below

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The new paperback edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Jon Butler begins by describing the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization. He traces the progress of religion in the colonies through the time of the American Revolution, covering all the religious groups, Protestants, Jews, and Catholics, as well as the unique religious experiences of Native Americans and African Americans. Grant Wacker continues the story with a fascinating look at the ever-shifting religious landscape of nineteenth-century America. He focuses on the rapid growth of evangelical Protestants-Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and others-and their competition for dominance over religions such as Catholicism and Judaism, which continued to increase with large immigrant arrivals from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and other countries. The twentieth century saw massive cultural changes. Randall Balmer discusses the effects industrialization, modernization, and secularization had on new and established religions. He examines Protestants, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, New Age believers, Mormons, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, and many more, providing a clear look into the kaleidoscope of religious belief in modern-day America.

About the Author:
Jon Butler is Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University

About the Author:
Grant Wacker isProfessor of Church History at Duke University Divinity School

About the Author:
Randall Balmer is Professor of American Religious History at Barnard College, Columbia University and Visiting Professor of American Religion at Yale University Divinity School

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199832699
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/07/2011
Series:
Religion in American Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
169,052
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

RELIGION IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Jon Butler

Chapter 1: Worlds Old and New
Chapter 2: Religion and Missions in New Spain and New France
Chapter 3: Religion in England's First Colonies
Chapter 4: The Flowering of Religious Diversity
Chapter 5: African and American Indian Religion
Chapter 6: Reviving Colonial Religion
Chapter 7: Religion and the American Revolution

RELIGION IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
Grant Wacker

Chapter 8: Prophets for a New Nation
Chapter 9: Awakeners of the Heart
Chapter 10: Reformers and Visionaries
Chapter 11: Restorers of Ancient Ways
Chapter 12: Sojourners at Home
Chapter 13: Warriors for God and Religion
Chapter 14: Fashioners of Immigrant Faiths
Chapter 15: Innovators in a World of New Ideas
Chapter 16: Conservers of Tradition
Chapter 17: Adventurers of the Spirit

RELIGION IN TWENTIETH- AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICA
Randall Balmer

Chapter 18: A New Century
Chapter 19: The Age of Militancy
Chapter 20: In God We Trust
Chapter 21: Religion in the New Frontier
Chapter 22: Religion in an Age of Upheaval
Chapter 23: Preachers, Politicians, and Prodigals
Chapter 24: Coming to Terms with Pluralism
Chapter 25: Religion in the New Millennium

Epilogue
Chronology
Further Reading
Text Credits
Picture Credits
Index

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