Religion in American History, Hardback Book

Religion in American History Hardback

Edited by Amanda Porterfield, John Corrigan


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This student-friendly introduction combines both thematic andchronological approaches in exploring the pivotal role religionplayed in American history - and of its impact across a range ofissues, from identity formation and politics, to race, gender, andclass. * A comprehensive introduction to American religious history thatsuccessfully combines thematic and chronological approaches, aidingboth teaching and learning * Brings together a stellar cast of experts to trace thedevelopment of theology, the political order, practice, and race,ethnicity, gender and class throughout America's history * Accessibly structured in to four key eras: Exploration andEncounter (1492-1676); The Atlantic World (1676-1802); AmericanEmpire (1803-1898); and Global Reach (1898-present). * Investigates the role of religion in forming people'sidentities, emotional experiences, social conflict, politics, andpatriotism