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The Columbia guide to religion in American history

Author: Paul Harvey; Edward J Blum
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Series: Columbia guides to American history and cultures.
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The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two top scholars discussing major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States, such as 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Columbia guide to religion in American history.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011024285
(OCoLC)730413645
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Harvey; Edward J Blum
ISBN: 9780231530781 0231530781
OCLC Number: 818856790
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 462 pages).
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Major Themes in American Religious History; 1. Colonial Encounters; 2. Native American Religions; 3. Civil Religion and National Identity; 4. Theology; 5. Evangelicals in American History; 6. Religion and Politics; 7. Religion and the Law in American History; 8. Religion, War, and Peace; 9. Religion, Gender, and Sexuality; 10. Religion, Race, and African American Life; 11. Religion, Ethnicity, and the Immigrant Experience; 12. Asian American Religions; 13. Alternative Religious Movements in American History; 14. Religion and the Environment. 15. Religion and Popular Culture16. Religious Conservatism and Fundamentalism; 17. Catholicism in America; 18. American Judaism; 19. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormons"); 20. Islam in America; American Religious History, A-Z; Bibliography; Filmography; Discography; Selected Online American Religious History Resources; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Columbia guides to American history and cultures.
Other Titles: Guide to religion in American history
Responsibility: edited by Paul Harvey and Edward J. Blum ; bibliography edited by Randall Stephens.

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The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two top scholars discussing major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States, such as 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, this volume provides concise yet broad surveys of specific fields.

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