Memoirs of the Spirit: American Religious Autobiography from Jonathan Edwards to Maya Angelou

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Edwin S. Gaustad
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 382 pages
This anthology displays the tapestry of religious experience in America during the past three centuries. Compiled and edited by a foremost historian of American religion, these twenty-six spiritual autobiographies, ordered chronologically, uniquely capture the nation's soul in the words of the people who helped shape it.. "Featuring a full-page portrait of most of the writers included in the volume as well as insightful introductory comments by Edwin Gaustad, Memoirs of the Spirit offers an enlightening view of America's rich religious past - and suggests the multiplicity that is America's religious future.
 

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This striking anthology of poignant extracts from American autobiographies embraces the full range of religions that have found a place in this country. Authors include Frederick Douglass, Harry ... Read full review

Contents

THE CAPTIVE
3
THE SINNER
17
THE PATRIOT
35
THE BISHOP
51
THE FRONTIERSMAN
63
THE CONVERT
77
THE SLAVE
93
THE AMERICANIZER
107
THE EDUCATOR
193
THE PACIFIST
207
THE SCHOOLGIRL
219
THE WESTERNER
229
THE MONK
241
THE BUDDHIST
257
THE REVIVALIST
269
THE PRESIDENT
287

THE HOLY MAN
119
THE POLEMICIST
131
THE EDITOR
147
THE IMMIGRANT
157
THE THEOLOGIAN
167
THE YOGI
179
THE MARINER
303
THE POET
319
THE WITNESS
331
THE MINORITY STUDENT
345
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