The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (inbunden)
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This authoritative and cutting edge companion brings togethera team of leading scholars to document the rich diversity andunique viewpoints that have formed the religious history of theUnited States. * A groundbreaking new volume which represents the firstsustained effort to fully explain the development of Americanreligious history and its creation within evolving political andsocial frameworks * Spans a wide range of traditions and movements, from theBaptists and Methodists, to Buddhists and Mormons * Explores topics ranging from religion and the media,immigration, and piety, though to politics and social reform * Considers how American religion has influenced and beeninterpreted in literature and popular culture * Provides insights into the historiography of religion, butpresents the subject as a story in motion rather than a snapshot ofwhere the field is at a given moment
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Overall, the historical synopses, literature reviews, andbibliographic listings contained in the essays of this volumeshould all prove extremely helpful to serious students of Americanreligious history. Graduate students and scholars alike will findthis book to be an accessible and useful entry point into thisfield of study. (Journal of Religious History,20 January 2014) For anyone interested in knowing more about the historyand present state of scholarship on religion in America, this is aninvaluable work, and the place to begin one ssearch. (Lutheran Quarterly, 2012)

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Philip Goff is Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including co-editor, with Paul Harvey, of Themes in Religion and American Culture (2004) and The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945 (2005). For ten years he has been Senior Co-editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation. Dedicated to public teaching, he has also been a scriptwriter and an interviewee on documentaries related to religion in American life for PBS, BBC, and HBO. Goff is a leading interpreter of religion s role in contemporary American life, and has been named in Who s Who Among Teachers, Who s Who in America, and Who s Who in the World.


Introduction by Philip Goff. List of Contributors. Interpreting American Religion. Surveying Religion in America (Philip Goff, IndianaUniversity Purdue University, Indianapolis). Religion in American Society and Culture. American Revolution (Thomas Kidd, Baylor University). Borderlands (Kristy Nabhan-Warren, AugustanaCollege). Church and State (Derek Davis, University of MaryHardin-Baylor). Civil Religion (Ira Chernus, University of Colorado). Class and Labor ((Richard Callahan, University ofMissouri). Denominations (Russell Richey, Emory University). Economics (James Hudnut-Beumler, VanderbiltUniversity). Family (Rebecca Davis, University of Delaware). Film (Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University). Gender (Sarah Johnson, Gustavus Adlophus College). Health (Christopher White, Vassar College). Sensory Cultures Material and Visual Religion ((Sally Promey,Yale University and Shira Brisman, Yale University). Media (Robert Fortner, Calvin College). Millennialism (Stephen Stein, Indiana University). Missions (Wilbur Shenk, Fuller Graduate School ofIntercultural Studies). Piety, Practice, and Ritual (Kathryn Lofton, YaleUniversity). Popular Culture (John Schmalzbauer, Missouri StateUniversity). Race and Ethnicity (Robero Trevino, University ofTexas). Regions (Philip Barlow, Utah State University). Revivals (Michael McClymond, Saint Louis University). Science (William Durbin, Washington TheologicalUnion). Social Reform (Zoe Trodd, UNC-Chapel Hill). Theology and Beliefs (Robert Brown, James MadisonUniversity). Women (Susanna Morrill, Lewis & Clark College). Traditions and Movements American Indians (Tracy Leavelle, CreightonUniversity). Anabaptists ((David Weaver-Zercher, Messiah College). Baptists (Paul Harvey, University of Colorado). Black Church (Sylvester Johnson, Indiana University). Buddhism (Charles Prebish, Utah State University). Catholicism to 1945 (Michael Pasquier, Louisiana StateUniversity). Catholicism since 1945 (Philip Gleason, University of NotreDame). Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (David Whittaker,Brigham Young University). Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Amy Slagle, University ofSouthern Mississippi). Evangelicalism (Darren Dochuk, Purdue University). Hinduism ((Khyati Joshi, Fairleigh DickinsonUniversity). Holiness and Pentecostalism ((Jonathan Baer, WabashCollege). Islam (Edward E. Curtis IV, Indiana University-PurdueUniversity). Judaism (Yaakov Ariel, University of North Carolina)) Lutherans (Susan McCarver, Lutheran Theological SouthernSeminary). New and Homegrown Religions (Sean McCloud, University ofNorth Carolina). Protestant Liberalism (Mark Hulsether, University ofTennessee). Reformed Protestantism (Darryl Hart). Wesleyan Tradition (Christopher Evans, Colgate RochesterCrozer Divinity School).