Religion in America

Religion in America : An Historical Account of the Development of American Religious Life

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For undergraduate courses in Western Religion, Modern Religions, and American Religion. This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, encompassing the ramifications of the "Great Awakening" and the effect of nationhood on religious practice, and extending through to the shifting religious configuration of the late 20th century.show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0130923893
  • 9780130923899

About John Corrigan

Professor John Corrigan continues to revise this classic text by incorporating fresh historical research and noting recent trends in the religious life of Americans. This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the beginnings of European contact through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of a developing American culture. From the pioneering mission efforts of Spanish clergy in the Sixteenth century to the complex pluralism of the Twenty-First century, the story is rich with references to the men and women, ideas, organizations, social forces and encounters, and hopes and frustrations that have shaped the nation's religious life.show more

Table of contents

I. RELIGION IN A COLONIAL CONTEXT, 1492-1789. 1. Backgrounds and Beginnings. 2. England and America. 3. The Great Awakening. 4. The Birth of the Republic. II. THE NEW NATION, 1789-1865. 5. The Republic and the Churches. 6. Protestant Expansion and Consolidation. 7. The Broadening of Denominational Life. 8. Visions of Religious Community. III. YEARS OF MIDPASSAGE, 1865-1918. 9. Post-Civil War America. 10. The New Americans. 11. The New Intellectual Climate. 12. New Frontiers for the Churches. IV. MODERN AMERICA, 1918- . 13. The Shifting Religious Configuration. 14. Protestantism's Uneasy Journey to the Comfortable Fifties. 15. The Maturing of Roman Catholicism. 16. Old and New Centers. Epilogue. Suggestions for Further Reading. Index.show more

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