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Number of Pages: 360
|Publication Date: 2010|
- A comprehensive introduction to American religious history that successfully combines thematic and chronological approaches, aiding both teaching and learning
- Brings together a stellar cast of experts to trace the development of theology, the political order, practice, and race, ethnicity, gender and class throughout America's history
- Accessibly structured in to four key eras: Exploration and Encounter (1492-1676); The Atlantic World (1676-1802); American Empire (1803-1898); and Global Reach (1898-present).
- Investigates the role of religion in forming people's identities, emotional experiences, social conflict, politics, and patriotism
John Corrigan is the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Florida State University. He has published extensively on American religious history, religion and emotion, religious intolerance, and religion and spatiality. His recent books include The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion (2008) and Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History (with Lynn Neal, 2010).
“At a time when the role of faith and belief in American life is receiving renewed attention, this is a valuable introduction to the nation’s religious heritage.” (Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 1 July 2012)