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A religious history of the American people

Author: Sydney E Ahlstrom
Publisher: New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sydney E Ahlstrom
ISBN: 0300100124 9780300100129
OCLC Number: 1029094470
Description: xxiv, 1,192 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: American religious history in the post-Protestant era --
Western Catholicism --
The church in New Spain --
The church in New France --
The Reformation --
The Reformation in Great Britain and the age of Puritanism --
Empire, commerce, and religion : a survey of early colonization --
The rise and flowering of the Puritan spirit --
The holy commonwealths of New England --
Tensions in the New England way --
Religious diversity in Rhode Island --
Early Protestantism in the Southern colonies --
The middle colonies : Dutch, Puritans, and Quakers --
The extension of Anglicanism --
The German sects and the rise of pietism --
The German Reformed and Lutheran churches --
The shaping of colonial Presbyterianism --
The Great Awakening in New England --
Jonathan Edwards and the renewal of New England theology --
Evangelical expansion in the South --
Roman Catholicism in the American colonies --
Provincial America and the coming of the Enlightenment --
The Revolutionary era --
The emergence of American Unitarianism --
The New England theology in democratic America --
The Second Great Awakening in New England : revival, evangelism, and reform --
The great revival in the West and the growth of the popular denominations --
Presbyterians and Congregationalists in the Old Northwest : advance and conflict --
Sectarian heyday --
The communitarian impulse --
The Atlantic migration and Lutheran crisis --
The forming of the Roman Catholic church --
The expansion of the Roman Catholic church --
Anti-Catholicism and the nativist movement --
The early growth of Judaism --
The romantic mood --
Romantic religion in New England --
Catholic movements in American Protestantism --
The high tide of humanitarian reform --
Slavery, disunion, and the churches --
The churches amid civil war and reconstruction --
The rise of the black churches --
The Southern white churches after the war --
Urban growth and the Protestant churches --
Protestantism and the later immigration --
The golden age of liberal theology --
The social gospel --
Dissent and reaction in Protestantism --
The "Americanism" crisis in the Catholic church --
The Protestant establishment and the new nativism --
Crusading Protestantism --
The little war and the Great War --
The twenties : from the armistice to the crash --
The thirties : from the crash to Pearl Harbor --
Neo-orthodoxy and social crisis --
World War II and the postwar revival --
Twentieth-century Judaism --
The ancient Eastern churches in America --
Roman Catholicism in the twentieth century --
Harmonial religion since the later nineteenth century --
Piety for the age of Aquarius : theosophy, occultism, and non-Western religion --
Black religion in the twentieth century --
The turbulent sixties --
From the seventies to the present / David D. Hall.
Responsibility: Sydney E. Ahlstrom.

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This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day.

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