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Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans

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ISBN-10: 0195051882

ISBN-13: 9780195051889

Edition: 1986

Authors: R. Laurence Moore

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Throughout history, the reality of America's diverse religious life has continually been subordinated to the themes of Protestant unity and dominance. At the centre of this study are seven religious groups that are usually accorded a secondary influence on American culture: the Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Christian Scientists, Millennialists, 20th-century Protestant Fundamentalists, and the black churches. Through these groups Moore boldly shows that the conventional distinctions between what is "mainstream" and what is "marginal" in American culture are largely strategical fictions created by historians and historical actors, and that many of these "outside" groups in fact embody values that…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: Protestant Unity and the American Mission--The Historiography of a Desire
Outsider Religions, Ethnicity, and American Identity
How To Become a People: The Mormon Scenario
Managing Catholic Success in a Protestant Empire
American Jews as an Ordinary Minority
The Progressive's Despair--Religions for Average Americans
Christian Science and American Popular Religion
Premillennial Christian Views of God's Justice and American Injustice
The Protestant Majority as a Lost Generation--A Look at Fundamentalism
Black Culture and Black Churches--The Quest for an Autonomous Identity
Postscript: Civil and Uncivil Religions--Describing Religious Pluralism