The American Religious Experience is an accessible and unique rendition of American religious history. Focusing on Christianity in America, it also integrates the inter-religious, inter-denominational and multi-cultural dimensions of American religious history. The book unfolds consistent tensions between dominant streams of American Christianity and groups relegated to the periphery - groups with roots in visionary traditions, emotionalized religious practice, or ethnic and racial perspectives.
Lynn Bridgers is assistant professor of pastoral ministries and religious education at St. Thomas University in Miami and is author of Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience.
Chapter 1 In Sun & Shadow Chapter 2 Calvin in New England Chapter 3 Piety in Pennsylvania Chapter 4 John Wesley & the Methodists Chapter 5 Jonathan Edwards, Congregationalism & the Evangelical Tradition Chapter 6 The Amish & the Mennonites Chapter 7 The Quakers & the Shakers Chapter 8 Bacon, Swedenborg & Transcendentalism Chapter 9 Catholic-Anti-Catholic Chapter 10 American Judaism Chapter 11 Anglican to Episcopal Chapter 12 Lutherans, Germans & Scandinavians Chapter 13 Evolution of the Black Church Chapter 14 Baptists & Baptism Chapter 15 Pentecostals & the Holiness Movement Chapter 16 The California Missions & the Hispanic Southwest Chapter 17 Raids, Ghosts & Renewal Chapter 18 Mormon Country Chapter 19 Gold Mountain Chapter 20 Pluralism & Periphery