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Religion in America

Author: Willard Learoyd Sperry
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

First published in 1945, this book was originally intended as 'an implied conversation' between the American Willard Sperry and his British audience in order to convey 'some idea of the present state  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard Learoyd Sperry
ISBN: 9781107665293 1107665299
OCLC Number: 864086498
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Presuppositions; 2. The thirteen colonies; 3. The separation of church and state - its causes; 4. The separation of church and state - its consequences; 5. The denominations; 6. The denominations (continued); 7. The parish church; 8. American theology; 9. Religious education; 10. The Negro churches; 11. American Catholicism; 12. Church union; 13. Second thoughts; Appendix A. National elements in the American colonial population; Appendix B. Religious denominations in the colonies before the Revolution; Appendix C. Politics in the American churches; Appendix D. American religious bodies with 50,000 members and over; Appendix E. The Negro church in America; Appendix F. Conscientious objectors; Appendix G. Denominational colleges and universities in the United States; Appendix H. 'A just and durable place'; Index.
Responsibility: Willard L. Sperry.


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