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Short History of Religion in America

Lester B. Scherer

Short History of Religion in America

by Lester B. Scherer

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Published by Advocate Pub Group .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11336482M
    ISBN 100898940117
    ISBN 109780898940114
    OCLC/WorldCa6948259

      Muslims in America A Short History Edward E. Curtis IV Religion in American Life. The first narrative history of Muslims in America from the colonial era to the present day ; Reveals the richness of Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi and other forms of Islamic theology, ethics, and rituals in the United States. At once historically and theoretically informed, these essays invite the reader to think of religion dynamically, reconsidering American religious history in terms of practices that are linked to specific social contexts. The point of departure is the concept of "lived religion." Discussing such topics as gift exchange, cremation, hymn-singing, and women's spirituality, a group of leading.

    The history of religion in the United States begins in with the American Revolution. For religion in North America before that, see the histories of particular colonies or the traditions of the continent's diverse Indigenous peoples. Historians debate how influential . The Second Vatican Council (–65) was the most important event in the history of the Catholic Church since the Council of Trent (–63). Vatican II reconceptualized the understanding of the Church and had a significant transformative effect on internal Catholic life and thought and on the Church’s relationship with other Christians.

    The history of religion refers to the written record of human religious feelings, thoughts, and ideas. This period of religious history begins with the invention of writing about 5, years ago ( BC). The prehistory of religion involves the study of religious beliefs that existed prior to the advent of written records. One can also study comparative religious chronology through a timeline. America’s surprising religious history in a highly readable book. If you’ve wondered how anyone could insist that the United States is a “Christian nation” when so many other faiths are practiced within our borders—and so many Americans shun religion entirely—you should enjoy One Nation Under Gods: A New American History by Peter Manseau.


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Short History of Religion in America by Lester B. Scherer Download PDF EPUB FB2

This new edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history.

Beginning with the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization and continuing through to the present, the book covers all the major American Cited by:   In this short, but sweeping survey of religion in America--both past and present, Timothy Beal provides an interesting analysis of the recent history of religious conservativism.

Yet, Beal practically ignores another landmark of religion in the twentieth century, the civil rights movement. I finished the book informed, but wondering by: 3.

Religion in American Life explores the evolution, character, and dynamic of organized religion in America from to the present day.

Written by distinguished historians of religion, these books weave together the varying stories that compose the religious fabric of the United States, from Puritanism to alternative religious by: 3.

In Religion in American Life: A Short History, three historians divide the religious history of America into three sections in an attempt to demonstrate how in spite of a society lacking uniform beliefs, religionbeliefs in supernatural powers, forces, and beingspowerfully shaped the peoples and society of the United States/5.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Suggestions for further study": p. Includes index. Description: pages ; 23 cm. Religion—beliefs in supernatural powers, forces, and beings—powerfully shaped the peoples and society that would become the United States.

That this happened in a society lacking any official national church after American independence in is one of the central themes of Religion in American Life: A Short History.

Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day.

Religion in contemporary America takes many forms, including popular and counter-cultural groups; ‘hybrid’ religious identities; new religious movements; and ‘outsider religion’. 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. Books shelved as american-religious-history: The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark A. Noll, When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern. Discover the best History of Religions in Best Sellers.

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Emerson. out of. History of Religion in America. Introduction The issue of religious freedom has played a significant role in the history of the United States and the remainder of North America.

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A Documentary History of Religion in America by Edwin S. Gaustad, Heath W. Carter, and Mark A. Noll This in-depth look at religion in North America uses first person documents to trace religious beliefs and their impact on exploration, interaction with others, politics, war, societal issues and more.

It was originally two volumes that have been condensed into one large book that will no doubt /5. The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening By Amanda Porterfield Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview.

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It is an invitation to explore the complex tapestry of religious beliefs and practices that shaped life in North America from the colonial encounters of the fifteenth century to the culture wars of the twenty-first century. Jon Butler is Howard R.

Lamar Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University. He is the author of Power, Authority, and the Origins of American Denominational Authority; The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society; Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People; and Becoming America: The Revolution Before.

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The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want–whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty–a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current reality of religion in America.

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This authoritative four-volume reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including.

A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries by Mircea Eliade and Willard R. Trask | out of 5 stars. Building on both the almost century-old reputation of the Cambridge History series as well as its extensive reach and definitive status, The Cambridge History of Religions in America (CHRA) is uniquely suited to succeed where other publications fall short.Books shelved as religious-history: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence.Religion in American Politics: A Short History.

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