The Lively Experiment: Religious Toleration in America from Roger Williams to the Present

The Lively Experiment: Religious Toleration in America from Roger Williams to the Present

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ISBN-13: 9781538101704
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 890,725
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Chris Beneke is associate professor of history at Bentley University.

Christopher S. Grenda is associate professor of history at Bronx Community College of CUNY.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Chris Beneke and Christopher S. Grenda

Part One. Roger Williams and the Seventeenth-Century’s Lively Experiments
Chapter 1. “How Special was Rhode Island? The Global Context of the 1663 Charter” Evan Haefeli
Chapter 2. “’Livelie Experiment’ and ‘Holy Experiment’: Two Trajectories of Religious Liberty” Andrew R. Murphy
Chapter 3. “Toleration and Tolerance in Early Modern England” Scott Sowerby
Chapter 4. “‘When the Word of The Lord Runs Freely’: Roger Williams and Evangelical Toleration” Teresa Bejan

Part Two.Toleration, Revival, and Enlightenment in the Long Eighteenth Century
Chapter 5. “Muslims, Toleration, and Civil Rights, from Roger Williams to Thomas Jefferson” Denise Spellberg
Chapter 6. “‘An encroachment on our religious rights’: Methodist Missions, Slavery, and Religious Toleration in the British Atlantic World” Christopher C. Jones
Chapter 7. “Between God and our own Souls: The Discussion over Toleration in Eighteenth-Century America” Keith Pacholl

Part Three.Divisions Within: Protestants and Catholics in the New Nation
Chapter 8. “‘Enlightened, Tolerant, and Liberal’: Catholic Influences on Religious Liberty in the New Republic.” Nicholas Pellegrino
Chapter 9. “Contentious Unity and Tolerant Schisms: Partisanship and ‘Internal’ Toleration in Early National Charleston and New York” Susanna Linsley
Chapter 10. “The Nineteenth-Century ‘School Question’: An Episode in Religious Intolerance or an Expansion of Religious Freedom?” Steven Green

Part Four. Pluralism and Its Discontents: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Contests Over Religious Difference
Chapter 11. “There is no such thing as a reverend of no church”: Incarcerated Children, Nonsectarian Religion, and Freedom of Worship in Gilded Age New York City” Jacob Betz
Chapter 12. “The Cost of Inclusion: Interfaith Unity and Intra-Faith Division in the Formation of Protestant-Catholic-Jewish America” David Mislin
Chapter 13. “Dog Tags: Religious Toleration and the Politics of American Military Identification” Ronit Stahl

Part Five. Ecumenism’s Paradoxes: Religious Dissent and the Redefinition of the Modern Religious Mainstream
Chapter 14. “‘This Is a Mighty Warfare that We Are Engaged In:’ Pentecostals in Early Twentieth-Century New England” Evelyn Sterne
Chapter 15. “How the Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses Changed American Law and Religion” Shawn Francis Peters
Chapter 16. “The First Mormon Moment: The Latter-Day Saints in American Culture 1940-65” Christine Hutchison-Jones
Chapter 17. “Fundamentalists Under Fire: Carl McIntire, Billy James Hargis, and State Censorship of Religious Broadcasting” Paul Matzko

Part Six. Civil or Religious?: The New Boundaries of Religious Tolerance
Chapter 18. “Neither Spiritual nor Religious: The Anti-Cult Movement, Intolerance, and the Invention of Non-religious Religions” James Bennett
Chapter 19. “America Beyond Civil Religion: The Anabaptist Experience” Kip Wedel

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