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American Denominational History: Perspectives on the Past, Prospects for the Future

American Denominational History: Perspectives on the Past, Prospects for the Future

Hardback Religion and American Culture (University of Alabama)

Edited by Keith Harper, Series edited by David Edwin Harrell, Series edited by Wayne Flynt, Series edited by Edith L. Blumhofer

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  • Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
  • Format: Hardback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 231mm x 23mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Alabama
  • ISBN 10: 0817316329
  • ISBN 13: 9780817316327
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New

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This work brings to various important topics and groups in American religious history the rigor of scholarly assessment of the current literature. The fruitful historiographic questions that are posed by the positions and experiences of the various groups are carefully examined. "American Denominational History" points the way for the next decade of scholarly effort.

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Keith Harper is Professor of Church History, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Quality of Mercy: Southern Baptist and Social Christianity, 1890-1920.

Review quote

"This collection of scholarly essays by church historians focuses on the history of Christian denominations within the United States. Inspired to update William Warren Sweet's "Religion on the American Frontier," published between 1931 and 1946, editor Keith Harper expands Sweet's original coverage of four denominations (Congregationalists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists) to include essays on Catholic and Mormon historiography and on Black Protestant, Pentecostal, and Evangelical religious movements. Each essay discusses recent research and publications and has extensive bibliographical notes. This is a good starting point for the study of denominational history."--"Congregational Libraries Today"

Table of contents

Roman Catholics; by Amy Koehlinger; Congregationalists; by Margaret Bendroth; Presbyterians; by Sean Michael Lucas; American Baptists; by Keith Harper; Methodists; by Jennifer L. WoodruffTait; Black Protestants; by Paul Harvey; Mormons; by David J. Whittaker; Pentecostals; by Randall J. Stephens; Evangelicals; by Barry Hankins.