New Directions in American Religious History  -     Edited By: Harry S. Stout, D.G. Hart
    By: Harry S. Stout(ED.) & D. G. Hart(ED.)
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New Directions in American Religious History

Oxford University Press / 1998 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.15 X 6.12 X 1.33 (inches)
ISBN: 019511213X
ISBN-13: 9780195112139

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The eighteen essays collected in this book originate from a conference of the same title, held at the Wingspread Conference Center in October of 1993. Leading scholars were invited to reflect on their specialties in American religious history in ways that summarized both where the field is and where it ought to move in the decades to come.
The essays are organized according to four general themes: places and regions, universal themes, transformative events, and marginal groups and ethnocultural "outsiders." They address a wide range of specific topics including Puritanism, Protestantism and economic behavior, gender and sexuality in American Protestantism, and the twentieth-century de-Christianization of American public culture. Among the contributors are such distinguished scholars as David D. Hall, Donald G. Matthews, Allen C. Guelzo, Gordon S. Wood, Daniel Walker Howe, Robert Wuthnow, Jon Butler, David A. Hollinger, Harry S. Stout, and John Higham.
Taken together, these essays reveal a rapidly expanding field of study that is breaking out of its traditional confines and spilling into all of American history. The book takes the measure of the changes of the last quarter-century and charts numerous challenges to future work.

Editorial Reviews


"Perhaps the best current survey of the state of historiography on American religious history."--Religious Studies Review


"Both the experienced scholar and the novice in American religious history will find this work to be an invaluable source of information and insights."--The American Religious Experience


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