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Religions of the United States in practice

Religions of the United States in practice

Author: Colleen McDannell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Princeton readings in religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Religions of the United States in Practice is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 1 explores faith through action from Colonial times through the nineteenth century. The documents and essays consider the religious practices of average  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen McDannell
ISBN: 0691009988 9780691009988 0691009996 9780691009995 0691010005 9780691010007 0691010013 9780691010014
OCLC Number: 47160933
Description: 2 volumes ; 25 cm
Contents: vol. 1. Praying : individual and communal worship. The Amidah in colonial American synagogues / Dianne Ashton ; Seventeenth century Puritan conversion narratives / Elizabeth Reis ; The Book of Common Prayer and eighteenth-century Episcopalians / Robert Bruce Mullin ; The green corn ceremony of the Muskogees / Joel W. Martin ; The way of holiness : the Friday meeting / A. Gregory Schneider ; Reception of novices into the Order of the Sisters of St. Benedict / Patricia O'Connell Killen --
Singing : songs of devotion, praise, and protest. English hymnody in early America / Michael J. McClymond ; The 1842 hymnal of Penina Moise / Dianne Ashton ; Catholic song in the antebellum United States / Robert R. Grimes, S. J. ; African American spirituals / Paul Harvey ; Ojibwe funerary hymn singing / Michael D. Mc Nally ; Temperance songs and hymns / Carolyn DeSwarte Gifford --
Teaching : learning how to live correctly. The celebration of marriage in the Dutch Reformed Church / Daniel James Meeter ; The visions of Plenty-coups / Joel W. Martin ; John Humphrey Noyes, the Oneida community, and male continence / Michael J. McClymond ; Is life worth living? / Paul Jerome Croce ; In his steps : a social gospel novel / Janet C. Olson --
Healing : health, happiness, and the miraculous. The spiritual meanings of illness in eighteenth-century New England / Kenneth P. Minkema ; Supernaturalism and healing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / Grant Underwood ; Christian physiology and diet reform / Peter Gardella ; Sickness, death, and illusion in Christian Science / Craig R. Prentiss ; The miracles of St. Anthony of Padua / Timothy J. Meagher --
Imagining: the unseen world. The life and death of Mother Marie de Saint Joseph / Julia Boss ; Possession, witchcraft, and the demonic in Puritan religious culture / Kenneth P. Minkema ; Speech of Sose-Há-Wã and the code of Handsome Lake / Matthew Dennis ; A Methodist dream of Heaven and homeland / A. Gregory Schneider ; African-American vision stories / Elizabeth Reis --
Persuading : witnessing, controversies, and polemics. Native American visionary experience and Christian missions / Michael D. McNally ; American anti-Catholic pornography / Peter Gardella ; Christian doctrine of slavery / Paul Harvey ; Trance lectures in antebellum America / Anne Braude ; The cremation versus burial debate / Stephen Prothero. vol. 2. Praying : individual and communal worship. Lucy Smith and Pentecostal worship in Chicago / Wallace Best ; Lutheran family devotions / Betty DeBerg The daily prayer (Duʻa) of Shiʻa Ismaʻili Muslims / Tazim R. Kassam ; Benediction of the blessed sacrament / Patricia O'Connell Killen ; The homemade Passover haggadah / Vanessa L. Ochs ; Mormon fast and testimony meetings / Jana Kathryn Riess --
Singing : songs of devotion, praise, and protest. Hanukkah songs of the 1950s / Dianne Ashton ; Freedom songs and the civil rights movement / Paul Harvey ; Folk music in the Catholic mass / Mark Oppenheimer ; Buddhist chanting in Soka Gakkai International / Richard Hughes Seager ; Contemporary Christian worship music / Julie Ingersoll --
Teaching : learning how to live correctly. Teaching morality in race movies / Judith Weisenfeld ; Harry Emerson Fosdick and liberal protestant teaching / Bernhard Lang ; Reconciling patriotism and Catholic devotion : Catholic children's literature in postwar America / Timothy J. Meagher ; Sex and submission in the Spirit / Peter Gardella ; An Apache girl's initiation feast / Michael D. McNally ; Taking or receiving the Buddhist precepts / Richard Hughes Seager --
Healing : health, happiness, and the miraculous. Tongues and healing at the Azusa street revival / Gastn Espinosa ; Navajo healing ceremonies / Amanda Porterfield ; The power of positive thinking / Craig R. Prentiss ; Shamanism in the New Age / Gary Laderman ; Jewish mourning practices / Vanessa L. Ochs ; The Latter-day Saint word of wisdom / Jana Kathryn Riess --
Imagining : the unseen world. Early Christian radio and religious nostalgia / Phyllis Goff ; Martin Luther King Jr. and the making of an American myth / Craig R. Prentiss ; Spiritual warfare in the fiction of Frank Peretti / Peter Gardella ; Charismatic renewal among Latino Catholics / Manuel A. Vásquez ; Visualizing chenrezi in American Tibetan Buddhism / Richard Hughes Seager ; The rite of baptism in Haitian voodou / Elizabeth McAlister --
Persuading : witnessing, controversies, and polemics. Millions now living will never die / lain S. Maclean ; Ordaining women rabbis / Pamela S. Nadell ; Mother India's scandalous swamis / Stephen Prothero ; The wit and wisdom of The Door / Michael McClymond ; Battling spiritism and the need for Catholic orthodoxy / Manuel A. Vásquez.
Series Title: Princeton readings in religions.
Responsibility: Colleen McDannell, editor.
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