This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the sixteenth century through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European origins of American religious thought and the diversity of religion in America, to the relation of nationhood with religious practice and the importance of race, ethnicity, and gender in American religious history. Split into four parts this textbook covers:
Religion in a Colonial Context, 1492-1789
The New Nation, 1789-1865
Years of Midpassage, 1865-1918
Modern America, 1918- Present
This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include further discussion of colonialism, religious minorities, space and empire, religious freedom, emotion, popular religion, sexuality, the ascent of the "nones," Islamophobia, and the development of an American mission to the world.
With a detailed timeline, illustrations and maps throughout, and an accompanying companion website Religion in America is the perfect introduction for students new to the study of this topic who wish to understand the key themes, places, and people who shaped the world as we know it today.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 610
Weight: 1365 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Edition: 9th New edition
This edition updates an older classic, bringing together the strengths of different approaches to understanding the history of religion in America, maintaining a vigorous narrative throughout, and incorporating the newest research in diverse religious groups. An ideal text for courses in American religious history. Paul Harvey, University of Colorado, USA
For decades, Religion in America by John Corrigan and Winthrop Hudson has been a classic. This new edition is the best yet. Not only is this book an authoritative history, it is also an excellent guide to the diverse and conflicted marketplace of religion in America today. Religion in America brings the American religious past and present into dialog better than any other book available. James P. Byrd, Vanderbilt University, USA.
In the 9th edition of the classic text, Religion in America, Corrigan continues the tradition started with the publication of the early editions by his late co-author, Winthrop Hudson, over fifty years ago. This work provides an informative, comprehensive, readable, and balanced religious history of the United States from colonial times to the present. In each succeeding revision by Professor Corrigan he has over the years succeeded in making appropriate improvements upon the previous solid text. For close to 30 years I have utilized Religion in Americaas a main text in my American Religious History classes and look forward to having students read this fine ninth edition. Sandy D. Martin, The University of Georgia, USA.
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