American Religious Traditions The Shaping of Religion in the United States

ISBN-10: 0800636163
ISBN-13: 9780800636166
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: Richard E. Wentz
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Preface
The Age of Transmission and Reformation
The Study of Religion
Toward a Definition of Religion
Expressions of Religiousness
Categories of Religious Expression
Tradition
Myths, Legends, and the Promised Land
Story
Myth and Legend
European Attitudes toward America
A Promised Land
The Religious Meaning of America
Christendom and the Heritage of Reformation
Christendom
The Development of the Reformation
Aspects of the Reformation
The Reformation in England
The Native American Traditions
Nonliteracy
Common Characteristics
Evolution of Traditions
From Anglicans to Episcopalians
Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
History in the United States
The Puritan Tradition: Congregationalists, Baptists, and Quakers
Origins of Puritanism
The Stages of Puritan Development
Diversity of Puritanism
Congregationalists
Baptists
Quakers
Postscript
The Reformed Tradition: The Scotch-Irish and English, the Dutch, and the Germans
Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
History in the United States
The Lutheran Tradition
Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
History in the United States
The Roman Catholic Tradition
The Verbal Expression: Papal Authority
Other Features of Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
History in the United States
The Methodist Tradition
Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
Methodist Diversity
History in the United States
Restructuring, New Beginnings, and Preservations
The Revivalist Evangelical Tradition
Basics of Revivalistic Evangelicalism
The Great Awakening
A New American Spirit
Focuses of Later Revivalism
History of Modern Revivalism
The Public Religious Tradition
Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
A Typically American Problem
The Restorationist Traditions: Christians to Latter-Day Saints
The Restorationist Position
Democratic Christianism
Biblicist and Rationalist Christianism
Radical Dispensationalism: Mormonism
The Jewish Tradition in America
Origins of the Jewish Way
Torah
Practical Expression
Social Expression
Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative Jews
The Eastern Orthodox Tradition
Definition of Eastern Orthodoxy
Verbal Expression
Practical Expression
Social Expression
History in the United States
The African American Traditions
Indigenous Heritage
Practical Expression
Institutional History in the United States
Phenomenon of the Preacher
New Traditions for the Common People: Millenarian, Holiness, and Pentecostal Traditions
Origins
Millenarianism
The Holiness Movement
Pentecostalism
Religion and the Crisis of Authority
Postbellum Modernity
The New Liberalism
The Social Gospel
New Thought
Positive Thinking
The Fundamentalist and Neo-Evangelical Traditions
What Is Fundamentalism?
Verbal Expression
Development of Neo-Evangelicalism
The Neo-Evangelicalism of Billy Graham
The Age of Radical Pluralism
A New Pluralism
The Ways of the Hindus
Buddhism in America
New Thought and the New Age
Islam in America Today
The Reshaping of American Religion
Notes
For Further Reading
Index

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