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Religion in America since 1945 : a history

Author: Patrick Allitt
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2003.
Series: Columbia histories of modern American life.
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Moving beyond the realm of traditional "church history", this text surveys the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. The author argues that the boundaries between religious and  Read more...

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Allitt, Patrick.
Religion in America since 1945.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003055288
(OCoLC)52509592
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Allitt
ISBN: 0231509316 9780231509312
OCLC Number: 213305351
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 313 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Anxious victory: 1945-1952 --
The war's end --
The American religious landscape --
Cold War of the spirit --
Spiritual peace in the 1940s --
2. Religion and materialism: 1950-1970 --
Fighting godless communism --
Religious intellectuals in the 1950s --
Eisenhower spirituality --
Church buildings --
3. Religion, respect, and social change: 1955-1968 --
African American religion --
The civil rights movement begins --
White Christians and civil rights --
Nonviolence in decline --
Mormon America --
4. New frontiers and old boundaries: 1960-1969 --
The Catholic president --
The supreme court and religion in schools --
Vietnam, part I --
Radical theology --
Catholic reform --
5. Shaking the foundation, 1963-1972 --
American Judaism --
Vietnam, part II --
Catholic challenges to church discipline --
African American religion after King --
6. Alternative religious worlds: 1967-1982 --
Space travel --
Feminism and ministry --
Feminist theology --
New religions, "cults," and their critics --
Asian spirituality in American dress --
7. Evangelicals and politics: 1976-1990 --
Jimmy Carter and the evangelical presidency --
The new Christian right and the Reagan campaign --
The abortion controversy --
Wives and mothers --
8. The Christian quest for justice and wisdom: 1980-1995 --
The antinuclear movement --
Sanctuary --
Creationism and evolution --
Christian academies and home schooling --
9. Profits, profligates, and prophets: 1987-1995 --
The Evangelical scandals --
A minister in the White House? --
American Islam --
10. The new world order: 1989-1999 --
End of the Cold War --
Religion and violence --
Environmental spirituality --
Megachurches --
11. Fears, threats, and promises: 1990-2000 --
Homosexuality and religion --
Promise keepers --
Millennial expectation --
12. The new millennium: 2001 --
Religion at ground zero.
Series Title: Columbia histories of modern American life.
Responsibility: Patrick Allitt.

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