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Religion in American History A Reader

ISBN-10: 0195097769

ISBN-13: 9780195097764

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jon Butler, Harry S. Stout

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Offering a rich selection of classic and recent scholarship, this reader presents an extraordinary portrait of religion's fate across four centuries of the American experience. Its essays cover major issues in American history and religion, including American Indian religion, women, Catholics, Protestants and fundamentalism, Judaism, political activism, Mormons, religious assimilation, and religious bigotry. Selected debates encourage readers to test conflicting interpretations about religion's impact on American history, and original documents trace religion's influence on slavery, race, and politics from the colonial era to the late 20th century. Religion in American History serves as a one-volume tour through America's tumultuous, varied, and often misunderstood religious past.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Jon Butler is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History, and Professor of Religious Studies, at Yale University.

Introduction
The Colonial Period
The Spiritual Crisis of European Colonization
"The European Impact on the Culture of a Northeastern Algonquian Tribe: An Ecological Interpretation"
Did the Puritans Start it All?
"Errand Into the Wilderness"
William Penn and the English Origins of American Religious Pluralism
"The World and William Penn"
Document: Christianity Shapes American Slavery
" A Sermon to Maryland Slaves, 1749"
Debate: "The Great Awakening" - Fact or Fiction?
"Religion, Communications, and the Ideological Origins of the American Revolution", and Jon Butler
"Enthusiasm Described and Decried: The Great Awakening as Interpretative Fiction"
The Challenge of a Woman's Religion
"The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Sarah Osborn (1714-1796)"
The Nineteenth Century
Immigrants and Religion in America
"The Immigrants and Their Gods: A New Perspective in American Religious History"
Female Language in the American Religious Experience
"The Feminization of American Religion"
The Rise of an American Originial: Mormonism
"Evangelical America and Early Mormonism"
What Religious Pluralism Meant
"Insiders and Outsiders in American Historical Narrative and American History"
Documents and Debate: On Whose Side? God, Slavery and the Civil War
"Address on 'Evangelical Flogging'", and George D. Armstrong
"The Christian Doctrine of Slavery: God's Work in God's Way
The Occult in the American Religious Tradition
"Women in Occult America"
Indians, Missions, and Cultural Conflict
"The Lakota Ghost Dance: An Ethnohistorical Account"
Religion and Politics
"Ethnoreligious Political Behavior in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Cultures"
The Creation of an African-American Preaching Style
"The Preachers"
The Rise of American Fundamentalism
"Fundamentalism as an American Phenomenon: A Comparison with English Evangelicalism"
The Twentieth Century
Religion and Sociology
"Secularization: The Inherited Model"
Commercial Culture and American Christianity
"The Easter Parade: Piety, Fashion, and Display"
Debate: 1920-1940: Dark Ages of American Protestantism?
"The American Religious Depression, 1925-35"
"Fundamentalist Institutions and the Rise of Evangelical Protestantism, 1929-1942"
Judaism and the American Experience
"Seating and the American Synagogue"
The Unspeakable Relationship: Religion and Bigotry in America
"Antisemitism in the Depression Era (1933-1939)"
Catholicism, Gender, and Modern Miracles
"'He Keeps Me Going': Women's Devotion to Saint Jude
Thaddeus and the Dialectics of Gender in American Catholicism, 1929-1965"
Martin Luther King and the Secular Power of Religious Rhetoric
"Martin Luther King and the Style of Black Sermon"
Debate and Documents: Religion, Society, and Politics in Modern Times
"Jesus the Liberator", U.S. Catholic Bishops
"A Pastoral Message: Economic Justice for All and Jerry Falwell
"The Imperative of Moral Involvement"