A History of Religion in America: From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the end of the American Civil War to religion in post 9/11 America. The volume explores major religious groups in the United States and examines the following topics:
Chronologically arranged and integrating various religious developments into a coherent historical narrative, this book also contains useful chapter summaries and review questions. Designed for undergraduate religious studies and history students A History of Religion in America provides a substantive and comprehensive introduction to the complexity of religion in American history.
"LeBeau's extensive, detailed, and expertly written survey brings a wide knowledge, sympathetic understanding, and critical perspective to American religious history. The volume has particular strengths in the subjects of science and religion, free thought and humanism, and contemporary religious pluralism." Paul Harvey, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA
"It focuses student and faculty minds on important lessons of history from a particular time in history. Students who already believe that history is “one damn thing after another” are more likely to be able to say some definite things that they learned from the book and consequently the course using these texts as a result." - James Hudnut-Beumler, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
1. The Challenges of Immigration, Growth, and Diversity
2. Industrialization, Urbanization, and the Social Gospel, Here and Abroad
3. Science Versus Religion: Action and Reaction
4. Religion in America between the World Wars
5. Religion in Post-World War II America, 1945 to 1960
6. Religion in an Age of Turmoil – the 1960s and 1970s
7. An Equal and Opposite Reaction: Conservative Retrenchment in the 1980s and 1990s
8. Whither Religion in the Twenty-First Century?