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Religion in American history : a reader

Author: Jon Butler; Harry S Stout
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a selection of classic and recent scholarship, this reader presents a portrait of religion's fate across four centuries of the American experience. Topics include American-Indian religion,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Butler; Harry S Stout
ISBN: 0195097769 9780195097764
OCLC Number: 1014217011
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 517 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionPart I: The Colonial Period1: The Spiritual Crisis of European Colonization -- Calvin Martin, "The European Impact on the Culture of a Northeastern Algonquian Tribe: An Ecological Interpretation"2: Did the Puritans Start it All? -- Perry Miller, "Errand Into the Wilderness"3: William Penn and the English Origins of American Religious Pluralism -- Edmund S. Morgan, "The World and William Penn"4: Document: Christianity Shapes American Slavery -- Thomas Bacon, " A Sermon to Maryland Slaves, 1749"5: Debate: "The Great Awakening" - Fact or Fiction? -- Harry S. Stout, "Religion, Communications, and the Ideological Origins of the American Revolution", and Jon Butler, "Enthusiasm Described and Decried: The Great Awakening as Interpretative Fiction"6: The Challenge of a Woman's Religion -- Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe, "The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Sarah Osborn (1714-1796)"Part II: The Nineteenth Century7: Immigrants and Religion in America -- Jay P. Dolan, "The Immigrants and Their Gods: A New Perspective in American Religious History"8: Female Language in the American Religious Experience -- Barbara Welter, "The Feminization of American Religion"9: The Rise of an American Originial: Mormonism -- Gordon S. Wood, "Evangelical America and Early Mormonism"10: What Religious Pluralism Meant -- R. Laurence Moore, "Insiders and Outsiders in American Historical Narrative and American History"11: Documents and Debate: On Whose Side? God, Slavery and the Civil War -- Frederick Douglass, "Address on 'Evangelical Flogging'", and George D. Armstrong, "The Christian Doctrine of Slavery: God's Work in God's Way12: The Occult in the American Religious Tradition -- Mary Farrell Bednarowski, "Women in Occult America"13: Indians, Missions, and Cultural Conflict -- Raymond J. DeMallie, "The Lakota Ghost Dance: An Ethnohistorical Account"14: Religion and Politics -- Robert P. Swierenga, "Ethnoreligious Political Behavior in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Cultures"15: The Creation of an African-American Preaching Style -- William E. Montgomery, "The Preachers"16: The Rise of American Fundamentalism -- George M. Mardsen "Fundamentalism as an American Phenomenon: A Comparison with English Evangelicalism"Part III: The Twentieth Century17: Religion and Sociology -- Bryan Wilson, "Secularization: The Inherited Model"18: Commercial Culture and American Christianity -- Leigh Eric Schmidt, "The Easter Parade: Piety, Fashion, and Display"19: Debate: 1920-1940: Dark Ages of American Protestantism? -- Robert T. Handy, "The American Religious Depression, 1925-35", and Joel A. Carpenter, "Fundamentalist Institutions and the Rise of Evangelical Protestantism, 1929-1942"20: Judaism and the American Experience -- Jonathon D. Sarna, "Seating and the American Synagogue"21: The Unspeakable Relationship: Religion and Bigotry in America -- Leonard Dinnerstein, "Antisemitism in the Depression Era (1933-1939)"22: Catholicism, Gender, and Modern Miracles -- Robert A. Orsi, "'He Keeps Me Going': Women's Devotion to Saint Jude Thaddeus and the Dialectics of Gender in American Catholicism, 1929-1965"23: Martin Luther King and the Secular Power of Religious Rhetoric -- Hortense J. Spillers, "Martin Luther King and the Style of Black Sermon"24: Debate and Documents: Religion, Society, and Politics in Modern Times -- Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. "Jesus the Liberator", U.S. Catholic Bishops, "A Pastoral Message: Economic Justice for All and Jerry Falwell, "The Imperative of Moral Involvement"
Responsibility: [edited by] Jon Butler and Harry S. Stout.

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"A rich collection of documents and interpretative essays that provides an excellent window on the pluralistic reality of the American religious experience."--R. Emmott Curran, Georgetown Read more...

 
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