Role of Religion in American Life: An Interpretive Historical Anthology

Role of Religion in American Life: An Interpretive Historical Anthology

by Robert R. Mathisen

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Overview

An anthology based on the contention that religion should be viewed historically as both an independent and a dependent variable. As part of the social structure, it is independent in that it performs certain functions and therefore "acts upon" society as a whole, but it is also dependent in that it is "acted upon" by the society in which it exists. The documents collected in this volume demonstrate that from the colonial period through the first two-thirds of the nineteenth century, religion as an independent variable was instrumental in the shaping of America. During the last third of the nineteenth century, however, religion became influenced by society.

Author Biography: Robert R. Mathisen is Associate Professor of History at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780840393678
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/28/1994
Edition description: REV
Pages: 368

About the Author

Robert R. Mathisen is Associate Professor of History at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

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