This student-friendly introduction combines both thematic andchronological approaches in exploring the pivotal role religionplayed in American history - and of its impact across a range ofissues, from identity formation and politics, to race, gender, andclass. * A comprehensive introduction to American religious history thatsuccessfully combines thematic and chronological approaches, aidingboth teaching and learning * Brings together a stellar cast of experts to trace thedevelopment of theology, the political order, practice, and race,ethnicity, gender and class throughout America's history * Accessibly structured in to four key eras: Exploration andEncounter (1492-1676); The Atlantic World (1676-1802); AmericanEmpire (1803-1898); and Global Reach (1898-present). * Investigates the role of religion in forming people'sidentities, emotional experiences, social conflict, politics, andpatriotism
Amanda Porterfield is Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religionand Professor of History at Florida State University. She haswritten books on the New England Puritans, Protestant womenmissionaries in the 19th century, and the transformation ofAmerican religion after 1960. Her publications include TheTransformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-TwentiethCentury Awakening (2001); American Religious History(ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2002); and The Protestant Experience inAmerica (2006). John Corrigan is the Lucius Moody Bristol DistinguishedProfessor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida StateUniversity. He has published extensively on American religioushistory, religion and emotion, religious intolerance, and religionand spatiality. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook ofReligion and Emotion (2008) and Religious Intolerance inAmerica: A Documentary History (with Lynn Neal, 2010).