Formed From This Soil: An Introduction to the Diverse History of Religion in America, 1st Edition

  • Thomas S. Bremer
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  • ISBN-10: 1118323548
  • ISBN-13: 9781118323540
  • DDC: 200.973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This work offers a complete history of religion in America that centers on the diversity of sacred traditions and practices that have existed in the country from its earliest days. It includes discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, political affiliations, and other elements of individual and collective identity. Also covered are diverse beliefs and practices that originated in the Americas as well as those that came from Europe, Asia, and Africa, incorporating recent scholarship for a nuanced history that goes beyond simple explanations of America as a Protestant society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Prelude for Instructors: A Decentered Narrative of American Religious History.
Beginnings: The Diversity of Religion in America.
New Worlds.
1: Encounters.
2: Reformations.
3: Conflicts and Persecutions.
4: Resistance, Revival, and Revolution.
The New Nation.
5: An Expanding Nation.
6: The Many Religious Voices.
7: One Nation.
8: Changing Society.
The Modern World.
9: Modern Worlds.
10: Cold War and Civil Rights.
11: A Spiritual Nation.
12: Crossing Borders.