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Religion in American History


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This student-friendly introduction combines both thematic and chronological approaches in exploring the pivotal role religion played in American history - and of its impact across a range of issues, from identity formation and politics, to race, gender, and class. A comprehensive introduction to American religious history that successfully combines thematic and chronological approaches, aiding both teaching and learning Brings together a stellar cast of experts to trace the development of theology, the political order, practice, and race, ethnicity, gender and class throughout America's history Accessibly structured in to four key eras: Exploration and Encounter (1492-1676); The Atlantic World (1676-1802); American Empire (1803-1898); and Global Reach (1898-present). Investigates the role of religion in forming people's identities, emotional experiences, social conflict, politics, and patriotism

Author Biography

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).
Release date Australia
April 9th, 2010
Edited by Amanda Porterfield Edited by John Corrigan
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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