A History of Religion in America: From the First Settlements through the Civil War provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the pre-colonial era through the aftermath of the Civil War. It explores major religious groups in the United States and the following topics:
• Native American religion before and after the Columbian encounter
• Religion and the Founding Fathers
• Was America founded as a Christian nation?
• Religion and reform in the 19th century
• The first religious outsiders
• A nation and its churches divided
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.
"This survey is admirably clear and comprehensive - a wonderfully accessible introduction to major themes, events, and influential individuals". Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University, 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
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