American Religious History by Amanda Porterfield (ed.)

By Amanda Porterfield (ed.)

During this amazing old reader, the editor has amassed 9 essays and over thirty fundamental records to offer a coherent photograph of the heritage of yank religion.Content:
Chapter 1 Errand into the barren region (pages 27–42): Perry Miller
Chapter 2 changing Selves, replacing Souls: touch, blend, and American spiritual heritage (pages 43–65): Catherine L Albanese
Chapter three Shouting Methodists (pages 66–86): Ann Taves
Chapter four Protestantism as Establishmen (pages 87–100): William R. Hutchison
Chapter five American Fundamentalism: the best of Femininity (pages 101–116): Randall Balmer
Chapter 6 Catholicism and American tradition: recommendations for Survival (pages 117–136): Jay P. Dolan
Chapter 7 Conservative Judaism (pages 137–145): Gerson D. Cohen
Chapter eight “Introduction,” The Faces of Buddhism in the USA (pages 146–157): Charles S. Prebish
Chapter nine Striving for Muslim Women's Human Rights ? earlier than and past Beijing: An African American point of view (pages 158–168): Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
Chapter 10 A version of Christian Charity (1630) (pages 171–174): John Winthrop
Chapter eleven exam of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson (1637) (pages 175–177):
Chapter 12 A Key into the Language of the United States (1643) (pages 178–180): Roger Williams
Chapter thirteen Poems (1640–1665) (pages 181–185): Anne Bradstreet
Chapter 14 the character of real advantage (1765) (pages 186–192): Jonathan Edwards
Chapter 15 Act for developing non secular Freedom (1779) (pages 193–195): Thomas Jefferson
Chapter sixteen The Code of good-looking Lake (ca. 1800) (pages 196–199): Edward Complanter
Chapter 17 What a Revival of faith is (1834) (pages 200–204): Charles Grandison Finney
Chapter 18 The lifestyles and non secular event of Jarena Lee (1836) (pages 205–214): Jarena Lee
Chapter 19 Nature (1836) (pages 215–218): Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chapter 20 Poems (1863–1864) (pages 219–221): Emily Dickinson
Chapter 21 the yankee Republic: Its structure, developments, and future (1865) (pages 222–224): Orestes Brownson
Chapter 22 Our Country's position in historical past (1869) (pages 225–229): Isaac M. Wise
Chapter 23 Pre?Existence of Our Spirits (1872) (pages 230–234): Orson Pratt
Chapter 24 technology and well-being with Key to the Scriptures (1875) (pages 235–237): Mary Baker Eddy
Chapter 25 A functionality of the Social payment (1899) (pages 238–243): Jane Addams
Chapter 26 The kinds of spiritual adventure (1902) (pages 244–253): William James
Chapter 27 The Scofield Reference Bible (1909) (pages 254–258):
Chapter 28 Christianity and Liberalism (1923) (pages 259–263): J. Gresham Machen
Chapter 29 From Union sq. to Rome (1939) (pages 264–267): Dorothy Day
Chapter 30 the way forward for the yank Jew (1948) (pages 268–270): Mordecai M. Kaplan
Chapter 31 “Foreword,” The Sacred Pipe (1953) (pages 271–272): Black Elk
Chapter 32 “Sunflower Sutra” (1955) and “Kaddish” (1958) (pages 273–278): Alien Ginsberg
Chapter 33 Nonviolence and Racial Justice (1957) (pages 279–284): Martin Luther King
Chapter 34 God's Judgment of White the USA (1963) (pages 285–290): Malcolm X
Chapter 35 “Preface,” The Protestant institution (1964) (pages 291–296): E. Digby Baltzell
Chapter 36 non secular Freedom (1966) (pages 297–300): John Courtney Murray
Chapter 37 past God the daddy (1973) (pages 301–304): Mary Daly
Chapter 38 rite (1977) (pages 305–307): Leslie Marmon Silko
Chapter 39 “American Indian spiritual Freedom,” Public legislation 95–341 (pages 308–310):
Chapter forty Sexism and God?Talk (1983) (pages 311–314): Rosemary Radford Ruether
Chapter forty-one The Voice of Sarah (1990) (pages 315–320): Tamar Frankiel
Chapter forty two strategies with out a philosopher (1995) (pages 321–323): Mark Epstein
Chapter forty three lively religion (1996) (pages 324–327): Ralph Reed

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Throughout American religious history, community has often been championed as a contributor to individual development as well as a counterbalance for excessive individualism. As one of the most common ways in which this recognition of the need for community has been expressed, Americans have often pointed to the family as the primary social unit in which individual development takes place, and the primary social unit upon which religious congregations are based. As we have seen, the Puritans viewed the nuclear family as the building block of Christian society.

In between rearing children and keeping house she wrote her poetry; her brotherin-law carried the manu script to London, and there published it in 1650 under the ambitious title, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. But the title is the only thing about the volume which shows any sense of America, and that little merely in order to prove that the plantations had something in the way of European wit and learning, that they had not receded into barbarism. Anne’s flowers are English flowers, the birds, English birds, and the landscape is Lincolnshire.

28 PERRY MILLER human beings rather than two-dimensional stereotypes, Miller called attention to the myth of a golden age of American religious purity and to the long shadow it cast on the religious lives of later Americans. It was a happy inspiration that led the staff of the John Carter Brown Library to choose as the title of its New England exhibition of 1952 a phrase from Samuel Danforth’s election sermon, delivered on May 11, 1670: A Brief Recognition of New England’s Errand into the Wilderness.

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