Number of Pages: 464
Publication Date: 2002
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A Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1877Edwin S. Gaustad & Mark Noll, eds.Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2003 / Trade Paperback$40.49 Retail:
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In this landmark work, award-winning Princeton historian Leigh Schmidt teams up with eminent American religious history scholar Edwin Gaustad to produce a fully revised, updated, and expanded version of a modern classic. First published in 1966, The Religious History of America made the religious dimensions of our common history readily accessible to a generation of readers. This edition remains true to the literary grace of earlier editions as it expands its scope, increasing the emphasis on pluralism, religious practices, and spiritual seeking, as well as the direct connection of religion to social and political struggle. The authors have updated the structure of the text, replacing the five distinct ages of Gaustad's previous editions with a more explicit emphasis on specific historical markers, carrying the multifaceted story of religion in the United States into the twenty-first century.
Extensively illustrated, and with a new emphasis on African-American and Native American religious life, Eastern religions, and the recent boom in spirituality, this new edition of The Religious History of America is the master telling of the heart and soul of the American story.
Leigh Eric Schmidt is professor of religion at Princeton University and the co-author with Edwin S. Gaustad of The Religious History of America. Widely published as a cultural historian, essayist, and reviewer, he has won book prizes from the American Studies Association, the American Society of Church History, and the American Academy of Religion.
“... more comprehensive, more illuminating, and more up-to-date in this new edition with Leigh E. Schmidt.”
“A comprehensive, graceful narrative that truly represents the pluralism, momentum, and vitality of American religious life.”
“An immensely valuable resource ... adds texture and nuance to avery complicated story, making a classic textbook even better.”
“Stands among the very best of the American religious histories.”
“A well-balanced enhancement of an excellent work...recommended.”