American Religious Traditions: The Shaping of Religion in the United States with CD-ROM

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Fortress Press - Religion - 442 pages
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Contents

The Study of Religion
1
Toward a Definition of Religion
6
Expressions of Religiousness
7
Categories of Religious Expression
12
Tradition
14
Myths Legends and the Promised Land
18
Myth and Legend
20
European Attitudes toward America
23
A New American Spirit
199
Focuses of Later Revivalism
201
History of Modern Revivalism
204
The Public Religious Tradition
209
Verbal Expression
211
Practical Expression
217
Social Expression
223
A Typically American Problem
227

A Promised Land
25
The Religious Meaning of America
26
Christendom and the Heritage of Reformation
30
The Development of the Reformation
35
Aspects of the Reformation
38
The Reformation in England
45
The Native American Traditions
50
Nonliteracy
53
Common Characteristics
56
Evolution of Traditions
66
From Anglicans to Episcopalians
70
Verbal Expression
72
Practical Expression
74
Social Expression
75
History in the United States
77
The Puritan Tradition Congregationalists Baptists and Quakers
84
The Stages of Puritan Development
86
Diversity of Puritanism
89
Congregationalists
91
Baptists
98
Quakers
101
Postscript
104
The Reformed Tradition The ScotchIrish and English the Dutch and the Germans
106
Verbal Expression
107
Practical Expression
110
Social Expression
112
History in the United States
114
The Lutheran Tradition
124
Practical Expression
129
Social Expression
133
History in the United States
135
The Roman Catholic Tradition
142
Papal Authority
143
Other Features of Verbal Expression
149
Practical Expression
152
Social Expression
157
History in the United States
159
The Methodist Tradition
167
Verbal Expression
170
Practical Expression
174
Social Expression
178
Methodist Diversity
180
History in the United States
183
Restructuring New Beginnings and Preservations
187
The Revivalist Evangelical Tradition
189
Basics of Revivalistic Evangelicalism
190
The Great Awakening
194
The Restorationist Traditions Christians to LatterDay Saints
229
The Restorationist Position
230
Democratic Christianism
232
Biblicist and Rationalist Christianism
235
Mormonism
240
The Jewish Tradition in America
254
Origins of the Jewish Way
256
Torah
260
Practical Expression
263
Social Expression
270
Orthodox Reform and Conservative Jews
271
The Eastern Orthodox Tradition
278
Definition of Eastern Orthodoxy
279
Verbal Expression
280
Practical Expression
285
Social Expression
292
History in the United States
293
The African American Traditions
296
Indigenous Heritage
297
Practical Expression
304
Institutional History in the United States
308
Phenomenon of the Preacher
313
New Traditions for the Common People Millenarian Holiness and Pentecostal Traditions
315
Origins
317
The Holiness Movement
326
Pentecostalism
328
Religion and the Crisis of Authority
332
Postbellum Modernity
334
The New Liberalism
338
The Social Gospel
342
New Thought
345
Positive Thinking
347
The Fundamentalist and NeoEvangelical Traditions
351
Verbal Expression
354
Development of NeoEvangelicalism
365
The NeoEvangelicalism of Billy Graham
366
The Age of Radical Pluralism
369
A New Pluralism
370
The Ways of the Hindus
372
Buddhism in America
378
New Thought and the New Age
389
Islam in America Today
390
The Reshaping of American Religion
397
Notes
405
For Further Reading
415
Index
426
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Richard E. Wentz is Professor Emeritus and founder of the Department of Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

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