A Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1877

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Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 19, 2003 - History - 352 pages
For a good two decades teachers and students of American religious history have turned to the two-volume "Documentary History of Religion in America" for the most significant primary sources from the nation's founding to the present. Both volumes in this landmark work here appear in an updated and expanded third edition. Carefully refurbished by renowned historian of American religion Mark Noll, these rich sourcebooks contain original documents -- letters, sermons, court records, personal narratives, and more -- that chronicle the drama of American religious history. This third edition updates all of the bibliographical essays, brings the second volume up to the present, and incorporates other documents that reflect recent scholarly concerns, such as the religious dimensions of the Civil War and religious developments among women and people of color.

From reviews of past editions-A richly variegated selection of short documents illustrative of the history of religion in America. . . . The best sourcebook available to contemporary students and general readers.
-- "Choice"-The most comprehensive set of documentary materials on American religion to date.
-- "Church History"-Covers the entire spectrum of the American religious experience. . . . The short chapter introductions and bibliographic essays are uniformly excellent.
-- "Library Journal"-A treasure chest containing varied essentials of our country's past. . . . "The" sourcebook for courses in American religion.
-- "Religious Studies Review"

 

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Contents

A New Religious Landscape
xxiii
1 Bound for the Promised Land
xxviii
2 Womens Work?
27
3 The West
39
4 A New World Abroad and at Home
53
Religion and Society Engaged
79
1 Love and Justice
85
2 War and Peace
117
2 Science and Religion
308
3 Studying and Reading the Bible
339
4 ModernismFundamentalism
377
5 Theological Aftermath
405
Consensus and Conflict
425
1 The World and Its Wars
432
2 Society and Its Conflicts 19505 and 19605
470
3 The Nation and Its Churches
495

3 Evangelization of the World
134
4 New Structures
158
Worlds Within and Beyond
183
1 Private Religion
189
2 New Thought and New Thoughts
217
3 Society Out of Joint
240
4 World Out of Time
266
Religion and the Life of the Mind
289
1 Philosophy and Religion
294
4 Revivalism and Retreat
545
E Pluribus Unum?
561
1 Pluralism Plus
570
2 LiberationAlienation
594
3 LitigationDivision
624
4 Religion and the Public Order
665
5 Into the New Millennium
695
Index
733
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Edwin S. Gaustad (1923 2011) was Professor Emeritus of History and Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He also taught at Shorter College, the University of Redlands, Baylor University, and Auburn University. He received a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Brown University. He is the author of, among other works, Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson, Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in America, Historical Atlas of Religion in America, The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today (with Leigh Schmidt), and Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land: A History of Church and State in America.

Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind and Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity.

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