The Churching of America, 1776-1990: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy

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Rutgers University Press, 1992 - Religion - 328 pages
Impressive . . . bound to generate lively discussion--and not a little controversy--within the nation's church community.

 

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Contents

A New Approach to American Religious History
1
The Colonial Era Revisited
22
The Upstart Sects Win America 17761850
54
The Coming of the Catholics 18501926
109
Methodists Transformed Baptists Triumphant
145
Why Unification Efforts Fail
199
Why Mainline Denominations Decline
237
Profile Tables 1776 and 1850
277
Notes
289
Reference List
297
Index
317
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