Religion in America: An Historical Account of the Development of American Religious Life

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Religion - 482 pages
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This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from 1607 through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society.It addresses topics ranging from the European/Puritan origins of American religious thought, encompassing the ramifications of the “Great Awakening” and the effect of nationhood on religious practice, and extending through to the shifting religious configuration of the late 20th century.For anyone interested in the history of religion in America.

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Contents

Backgrounds and Beginnings
11
England and America
41
The Great Awakening
84
Copyright

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Professor John Corrigan continues to revise this classic text by incorporating fresh historical research and noting recent trends in the religious life of Americans. This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the beginnings of European contact through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of a developing American culture. From the pioneering mission efforts of Spanish clergy in the Sixteenth century to the complex pluralism of the Twenty-First century, the story is rich with references to the men and women, ideas, organizations, social forces and encounters, and hopes and frustrations that have shaped the nation's religious life.

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