The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

by Paul Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231140207

ISBN-13: 9780231140201

Pub. Date: 02/14/2012

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two leading scholars speaking on major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States. These include the growth and spread of evangelical culture, the mutual influence of religion and politics, the rise of

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The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two leading scholars speaking on major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States. These include the growth and spread of evangelical culture, the mutual influence of religion and politics, the rise of fundamentalism, the role of gender and popular culture, and the problems and possibilities of pluralism. Geared toward general readers, students, researchers, and scholars, The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History provides concise yet broad surveys of specific fields, with an extensive glossary and bibliographies listing relevant books, films, articles, music, and media resources for navigating different streams of religious thought and culture.

The collection opens with a thematic exploration of American religious history and culture and follows with twenty topical chapters, each of which illuminates the dominant questions and lines of inquiry that have determined scholarship within that chapter's chosen theme. Contributors also outline areas in need of further, more sophisticated study and identify critical resources for additional research. The glossary, "American Religious History, A–Z," lists crucial people, movements, groups, concepts, and historical events, enhanced by extensive statistical data.

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ISBN-13:
9780231140201
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Series:
Columbia Guides to American History and Cultures Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: Major Themes in American Religious History1. Colonial Encounters2. Native American Religions3. Civil Religion and National Identity4. Theology5. Evangelicals in American History6. Religion and Politics7. Religion and the Law in American History8. Religion, War, and Peace9. Religion, Gender, and Sexuality10. Religion, Race, and African American Life11. Religion, Ethnicity, and the Immigrant Experience12. Asian American Religions13. Alternative Religious Movements in American History14. Religion and the Environment15. Religion and Popular Culture16. Religious Conservatism and Fundamentalism17. Catholicism in America18. American Judaism19. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormons")20. Islam in AmericaAmerican Religious History, A–ZBibliographyFilmographyDiscographySelected Online American Religious History ResourcesContributorsIndex

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