A Documentary History of Religion in America
A Documentary History of Religion in America  -     Edited By: Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll, Heath W. Carter
    By: Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll & Heath W. Carter, eds.
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"A richly variegated selection of short documents illustrative of the history of religion in America. The best sourcebook available to contemporary students and general readers,"---Choice.
G.K. Chesterton famously called America "the nation with the soul of a church." We have been on the forefront of worldwide movements, from Roger Williams's separation of church and state to two Great Awakenings; from the progressive reforms of the 19th century and the rise of the social gospel to the origins of modern Pentecostalism.
Peruse these myriad voices firsthand with this anthology of choice for three generations. "Covers the entire spectrum of America's religious experience. The short chapter introductions and bibliographical essays are uniformly excellent,"---Library Journal. 800 pages, hardcover. Eerdmans.
Edwin S. Gaustad (1923--2011) was professor emeritus of history and religious studies at the University of California, Riverside; Mark A. Noll is professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame; Heath W. Carter is associate professor of history at Valparaiso University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 800
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802873588
ISBN-13: 9780802873583

Publisher's Description

Up-to-date one-volume edition of a standard text

For decades students and scholars have turned to the two-volume Documentary History of Religion in America for access to the most significant primary sources relating to American religious history from the sixteenth century to the present. This fourth edition—published in a single volume for the first time—has been updated and condensed, allowing instructors to more easily cover the material in a single semester.

With more than a hundred illustrations and a rich array of primary documents ranging from the letters and accounts of early colonists to tweets and transcripts from the 2016 presidential election, this volume remains an essential text for readers who want to encounter firsthand the astonishing scope of religious belief and practice in American history.

Author Bio

Edwin S. Gaustad (1923–2011) was professor emeritus of history and religious studies at the University of California, Riverside.
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Mark A. Noll is Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame.

Heath W. Carter is associate professor of history at Valparaiso University and coeditor (with Mark Noll) of the Library of Religious Biography series.

Editorial Reviews

— Choice
"A richly variegated selection of short documents illustrative of the history of religion in America. . . . The best sourcebook available to contemporary students and general readers."

— Religious Studies Review
"A treasure chest containing varied essentials of our country’s past."

— Library Journal
"Covers the entire spectrum of the American religious experience. . . . The short chapter introductions and bibliographic essays are uniformly excellent."

— George M. Marsden
University of Notre Dame 
"A classic is now even better. One could hardly imagine a combination better suited than Mark Noll and Heath Carter to update Edwin Gaustad’s much admired collection. Noll brings his unsurpassed knowledge of the field and Carter adds perspectives that are engaging a younger generation of historians. Many of the new additions are fascinating reading just in themselves. Teachers of American religious history will find this text ideally suited to their needs."

— Kate Bowler
Duke Divinity School
"This updated collection of primary documents has been expertly pulled into a single volume to give a new generation of students access to a wide range of prominent religious voices. Beautifully narrated and carefully curated, these readings are thoughtfully chosen to showcase fundamental debates about the character of American religion."

— John Fea
Messiah College
"Edwin Gaustad’s Documentary History of Religion in America has long been the gold standard for teachers who want to bring primary sources into their American religious history classrooms. In this new edition, Noll and Carter have somehow managed to improve upon a classic!"

— Kathryn Gin Lum
Stanford University
"Heath Carter has given scholars and students of American religion a gift. He has consolidated Gaustad and Noll’s classic into an accessible single-volume resource, while expanding the diversity of perspectives represented within. Expertly framed and clearly contextualized, this will be an indispensable volume for years to come." 

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