Religion in American History

Religion in American History

By: Amanda Porterfield (editor), John Corrigan (editor)Hardback

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This student-friendly introduction combines both thematic andchronological approaches in exploring the pivotal role religionplayed in American history - and of its impact across a range ofissues, from identity formation and politics, to race, gender, andclass. * A comprehensive introduction to American religious history thatsuccessfully combines thematic and chronological approaches, aidingboth teaching and learning * Brings together a stellar cast of experts to trace thedevelopment of theology, the political order, practice, and race,ethnicity, gender and class throughout America's history * Accessibly structured in to four key eras: Exploration andEncounter (1492-1676); The Atlantic World (1676-1802); AmericanEmpire (1803-1898); and Global Reach (1898-present). * Investigates the role of religion in forming people'sidentities, emotional experiences, social conflict, politics, andpatriotism

About Author

Amanda Porterfield is Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University. She has written books on the New England Puritans, Protestant women missionaries in the 19th century, and the transformation of American religion after 1960. Her publications include The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth Century Awakening (2001); American Religious History (ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2002); and The Protestant Experience in America (2006). John Corrigan is the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University. He has published extensively on American religious history, religion and emotion, religious intolerance, and religion and spatiality. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion (2008) and Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History (with Lynn Neal, 2010).


How to use this book. Notes on contributors. Introduction, John Corriganand Amanda Porterfield. PART I: Exploration and Encounter (1492-1676). 1. Politics, Amanda Porterfield. 2. Cosmology, John Corrigan. 3. Community, Sarah Rivett. 4. Practice, Tracy Neal Leavelle. PART II: Atlantic World (1676-1802). 5. Politics, Jon Sensbach. 6. Cosmology, Stephen Marini. 7. Community, Kenneth P. Minkema. 8. Practice, Martha L. Finch. PART III: American Empire (1803-1898). 9. Politics, Mark A. Noll. 10. Cosmology, Robert Fuller. 11. Community, Heather D. Curtis. 12. Practice, Christopher White. PART IV: Global Reach (1898-Present). 13. Politics, Charles H. Lippy. 14. Cosmology, Kathryn Lofton. 15. Community, Peter W. Williams. 16. Practice, Candy Gunther Brown. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405161374
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781405161374
  • weight: 786
  • ISBN10: 140516137X

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