The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Kobo ebook | February 14, 2012

byPaul Harvey, Edward J. Blum

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The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two top scholars discussing major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States, such as the growth and spread of evangelical culture, the mutual influence of religion and politics, the rise of fundamentalism, the role of gender and popular culture, and the problems and possibilities of pluralism. Geared toward general readers, students, researchers, and scholars, this volume provides concise yet broad surveys of specific fields, with an extensive glossary and bibliographies detailing relevant books, films, articles, music, and media resources for navigating different streams of religious thought and culture.

The guide opens with a thematic exploration of American religious history and culture and follows with twenty topical chapters, each of which illuminates the dominant questions and lines of inquiry that have determined scholarship within the chapter's chosen theme. Contributors also outline areas in need of further, more sophisticated study and identify critical resources for additional research. An A to Z glossary lists crucial people, movements, groups, concepts, and historical events, enhanced by extensive statistical data.

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The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two top scholars discussing major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States, such as the growth and spread of evangelical culture, the mutual influence of religion and poli...

Paul Harvey is a professor of history and Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is the author of Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925, and Freedom's Coming: Religious Culture and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War Through...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 14, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231530781

ISBN - 13:9780231530781

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Major Themes in American Religious History
1. Colonial Encounters
2. Native American Religions
3. Civil Religion and National Identity
4. Theology
5. Evangelicals in American History
6. Religion and Politics
7. Religion and the Law in American History
8. Religion, War, and Peace
9. Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
10. Religion, Race, and African American Life
11. Religion, Ethnicity, and the Immigrant Experience
12. Asian American Religions
13. Alternative Religious Movements in American History
14. Religion and the Environment
15. Religion and Popular Culture
16. Religious Conservatism and Fundamentalism
17. Catholicism in America
18. American Judaism
19. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormons")
20. Islam in America
American Religious History, A--Z
Bibliography
Filmography
Discography
Selected Online American Religious History Resources
Contributors
Index

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The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History will be a beneficial addition to the reference section of any university library.