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Even while parts of America are becoming more secular, the nation as a whole remains deeply religious. In America's Religious History, historian Thomas S. Kidd traces the roots and development of American religion from colonial times to the 21st century.
Written with the student in mind, America's Religious History offers an up-to-date, narrative introduction useful for undergraduate and graduate-level courses on American religion. General readers wanting to better understand the religious background of American life and politics will also enjoy its engaging and insightful overview.
|Title: America's Religious History: Faith, Politics, and the Shaping of a Nation - eBook|
By: Thomas S. Kidd
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: 2019
Stock No: WW101169EB
Religion, race, and American history.
America's Religious History is an up-to-date, narrative-based introduction to the unique role of faith in American history. Moving beyond present-day polemics to understand the challenges and nuances of our religious past, leading historian Thomas S. Kidd interweaves religious history and key events from the larger story of American history, including:
- The Great Awakening
- The American Revolution
- Slavery and the Civil War
- Civil rights and church-state controversy
- Immigration, religious diversity, and the culture wars
Useful for both classroom and personal study, America's Religious History provides a balanced, authoritative assessment of how faith has shaped American life and politics.
Thomas S. Kidd (PhD, Notre Dame) is distinguished professor of history at Baylor University. He has written many books, including Americas Colonial History and The Great Awakening, and also writes and appears regularly in mainstream media. A past winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, he tweets at @ThomasSKidd.
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