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Religious diversity and American religious history : studies in traditions and cultures

Author: Walter H Conser; Sumner B Twiss
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ten essays in this volume explore the vast diversity of religions in the United States, from Judaic, Catholic, and African American to Asian, Muslim, and Native American traditions. Chapters on religion and the South, religion and gender, indigenous sectarian religious movements, and the metaphysical tradition round out the collection.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter H Conser; Sumner B Twiss
ISBN: 0820319171 9780820319179 082031918X 9780820319186
OCLC Number: 37187538
Notes: Includes papers presented at a national conference on new directions in American religious history sponsored by Brown University in March 1994.
Description: xviii, 305 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editorial introduction : past traditions, future directions --
Late nineteenth-century American Jewish awakening / Jonathan D. Sarna --
Search for an American Catholicism, 1780-1820 / Jay P. Dolan --
Retelling Carter Woodson's story : archival sources for Afro-American church history / Albert J. Raboteau [and others] --
Religion and the South : authenticity and purity : pulling us together, tearing us apart / Donald G. Mathews --
"When the subject is female" : the impact of gender on revisioning American religious history / Rosemary Skinner Keller --
History, historians, and the historiography of indigenous sectarian religious movements in America / Stephen J. Stein --
Dissident history : American religious culture and the emergence of the metaphysical tradition / Catherine L. Albanese --
Asian religions in the United States : reflections on an emerging subfield / Thomas A. Tweed --
Make room for the Muslims? / Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad --
Century of Lakota Sioux Catholicism at Pine Ridge / Christopher Vecsey.
Responsibility: edited by Walter H. Conser, Jr. and Sumner B. Twiss.

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This book is balanced and makes a wonderful collection.--Charles Lippy "author of "Being Religious, American Style: A History of Popular Religiosity in the United States" "

 
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