Religion in America

Paperback | December 30, 2009

byJohn Corrigan, WINTHROP HUDSON

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This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, the ramifications of the "Great Awakening", the effect of nationhood on religious practice, and the shifting religious configuration of the late 20th century.

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This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, the ramifications of the "Great Awakening", the effect of nation...

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This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, the ramifications of the "Great Awakening", the effect of nation...

Professor John Corrigan (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1982) teaches American religious history, religion and emotion, and theory and method in the academic study of religion. He has served as regular or visiting faculty at the University of Virginia, Harvard, Arizona State University, Oxford, University of London, University of Halle-W...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 7 × 1 inPublished:December 30, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013615817X

ISBN - 13:9780136158172

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Table of Contents

I. RELIGION IN A COLONIAL CONTEXT, 1492-1789.  1. Backgrounds and Beginnings.  2. The Colonial Encounter.  3. The Great Awakening.  4. The Birth of the Republic.  II. THE NEW NATION, 1789-1865.  5. Religious Organizations in the Republic.  6. Thinking and Feeling in the Nineteenth Century.  7. The Flowering of Denominational Life.  8. Revelations and Visions of Religious Community.  III. YEARS OF MIDPASSAGE, 1865-1918.  9. Race, Religion, and American Empire.  10. Jews, Catholics, Outliers and Other New Americans.  11. The New Intellectual Climate.  12. New Frontiers for the Churches.  IV. MODERN AMERICA, 1918- .  13. The Shifting Religious Configuration.  14. Protestantism's Uneasy Journey to the Comfortable Fifties.  15. The Changing Roman Catholic Church.  16. Old and New Centers.  Epilogue.  Suggestions for Further Reading.  Index.