作者 Butler, Jon
書名 Religion in American Life : A Short History (Updated Edition)
出版項 Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2007
©2008
國際標準書號 9780198044260 (electronic bk.)
9780195333299
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說明 1 online resource (537 pages)
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附註 Intro -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- RELIGION IN COLONIAL AMERICA -- CHAPTER ONE: Worlds Old and New -- CHAPTER TWO: Religion and Missions in New Spain and New France -- CHAPTER THREE: Religion in England's First Colonies -- CHAPTER FOUR: The Flowering of Religious Diversity -- CHAPTER FIVE: African and American Indian Religion -- CHAPTER SIX: Reviving Colonial Religion -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Religion and the American Revolution -- RELIGION IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA -- CHAPTER EIGHT: Prophets for a New Nation -- CHAPTER NINE: Awakeners of the Heart -- CHAPTER TEN: Reformers and Visionaries -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Restorers of Ancient Ways -- CHAPTER TWELVE: Sojourners at Home -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Warriors for God and Religion -- CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Fashioners of Immigrant Faiths -- CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Innovators in a World of New Ideas -- CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Conservers of Tradition -- CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: Adventurers of the Spirit -- RELIGION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA -- CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: A New Century -- CHAPTER NINETEEN: The Age of Militancy -- CHAPTER TWENTY: In God We Trust -- CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Religion in the New Frontier -- CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: Religion in an Age of Upheaval -- CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Preachers, Politicians, and Prodigals -- CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: Religion for the New Millennium -- EPILOGUE -- CHRONOLOGY -- FURTHER READING -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
Perhaps surprising in a country without a national church, religion has played a powerful role in American life. Now, in the new paperback edition of Religion in American Life, three of the country's most eminent historians of religion offer a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Jon Butler begins by describing the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization. He traces the progress of religion in the colonies through the time of the American Revolution, covering all the religious groups, Protestants, Jews, and Catholics, as well as the unique religious experiences of Native Americans and African Americans. Grant Wacker continues the story with a fascinating look at the ever-shifting religious landscape of 19th-century America. He focuses on the rapid growth of evangelical Protestants--Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and others--and their competition for dominance over religions such as Catholicism and Judaism, which continued to increase with large immigrant arrivals from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and other countries. The 20th century saw massive cultural changes. Randall Balmer discusses the effects industrialization, modernization, and secularization had on new and established religions. He examines Protestants, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, New Age believers, Mormons, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, and many more, providing a clear look into the kaleidoscope of religious belief in modern-day America. Religion in American Life is an engrossing look at how religion has changed--and in turn been changed by--the extraordinary events throughout American history
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Butler, Jon Religion in American Life : A Short History (Updated Edition) Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2007 9780195333299
主題 United States -- Religion
Electronic books
Alt Author Wacker, Grant
Balmer, Randall