A Religious History of the American People

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Yale University Press, 2004 M01 1 - 1192 páginas
This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century's choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day.
Praise for the earlier edition:
?An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language.”?B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World

?The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition.”?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

?An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor.”?America

?The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority.”?Christianity Today

?No one writing or thinking hereafter about America's past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom's magisterial account of the religious element.”?American Historical Review

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Contenido

American Religious History in the PostProtestant Era
5
EUROPEAN PROLOGUE
13
Western Catholicism
16
The Church in New Spain
34
The Church in New France
52
The Reformation
68
The Reformation in Great Britain and the Age of Puritanism
82
Empire Commerce and Religion A Survey of Early Colonization
97
The Early Growth of Judaism
567
The Romantic Mood
581
Romantic Religion in New England
595
Catholic Movements in American Protestantism
613
SLAVERY AND EXPIATION
631
The High Tide of Humanitarian Reform
635
Slavery Disunion and the Churches
646
The Churches amid Civil War and Reconstruction
668

THE PROTESTANT EMPIRE FOUNDED
119
The Rise and Flowering of the Puritan Spirit
122
The Holy Commonwealths of New England
133
Tensions in the New England Way
149
Religious Diversity in Rhode Island
164
Early Protestantism in the Southern Colonies
182
The Middle Colonies Dutch Puritans and Quakers
198
The Extension of Anglicanism
212
The German Sects and the Rise of Pietism
228
The German Reformed and Lutheran Churches
243
THE CENTURY OF AWAKENING AND REVOLUTION
259
The Shaping of Colonial Presbyterianism
263
The Great Awakening in New England
278
Jonathan Edwards and the Renewal of New England Theology
293
Evangelical Expansion in the South
312
Roman Catholicism in the American Colonies
328
Provincial America and the Coming of the Enlightenment
341
The Revolutionary Era
358
THE GOLDEN DAY OF DEMOCRATIC EVANGELICALISM
383
The Emergence of American Unitarianism
386
The New England Theology in Democratic America
401
The Second Great Awakening in New England Revival Evangelism and Reform
413
The Great Revival in the West and the Growth of the Popular Determinations
427
Presbyterians and Congregationalists in the Old Northwest Advance and Conflict
453
Sectarian Heyday
470
The Communitarian Impulse
489
COUNTERVAILING RELIGION
509
The Atlantic Migration and Lutheran Crisis
513
The Forming of the Roman Catholic Church
525
The Expansion of the Romain Catholic Church
538
AntiCatholicism and the Nativist Movement
553
The Rise of the Black Churches
696
The Southern White Churches after the War
713
THE ORDEALS OF TRANSITION
729
Urban Growth and the Protestant Churches
733
Protestantism and the Later Immigration
747
The Golden Age of Liberal Theology
761
The Social Gospel
783
Dissent and Reaction in Protestantism
803
The Americanism Crisis in the Catholic Church
823
The Protestant Establishment and the New Nativism
840
Crusading Protestantism
855
THE AGE OF FALTERING CRUSADES
871
The Little War and the Great War
875
The Twenties From the Armistice to the Crash
893
The Thirties From the Crash to Pearl Harbor
916
NeoOrthodoxy and Social Crisis
930
World War II and the Postwar Revival
947
TOWARD POSTPURITAN AMERICA
963
TwentiethCentury Judaism
967
The Ancient Eastern Churches in America
983
Roman Catholicism in the Twentieth Century
996
Harmonial Religion since the Later Nineteenth Century
1017
Piety for the Age of Aquarius Theosophy Occultism and NonWestern Religion
1035
Black Religion in the Twentieth Century
1053
The Turbulent Sixties
1077
From the Seventies to the Present by David D Hall
1095
Bibliography
1117
Supplementary Bibliography
1149
Index
1161
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Sydney E. Ahlstrom, an eminent scholar of the history of religious thought in America, taught at Yale University for more than thirty years and held the Samuel Knight Chair in American History and Modern Religious History at the time of his death in 1984. David D. Hall is Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School.

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