Encyclopedia Of Religion In America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1608712575
  • ISBN-13: 9781608712571
  • DDC: 200.97
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2792 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Encyclopedia of Religion in America examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This authoritative four-volume reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States. Edited by well-known experts in the field, the Encyclopedia covers all the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day. The broad multidisciplinary coverage includes the religious life of indigenous peoples, specific aspects of religious life, and the relationship of political, social, economic, and cultural spheres. Encyclopedia of Religion in America is an essential resource for students and scholars researching issues in a wide variety of social science disciplines, from American history to cultural studies, political science, gender studies, psychology of religion, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Alphabetical Table of Contents.
Thematic Table of Contents.
About the Editors.
About the Associate Editors.
1: Abolitionism and Antislavery.
2: Abortion.
3: Adventism and Millennialism.
4: Adventist and Millennialist Denominational Families.
5: African American Religion: Colonial Era through the Civil War.
6: African American Religion: From the Civil War to Civil Rights.
7: African American Religion: Post–Civil Rights Era.
8: African Traditional Religions.
9: Amana Communities.
10: America, Religious Interpretations of.
11: American Revolution.
12: Anabaptist Denominational Family.
13: Anabaptists.
14: Angels.
15: Anglican Tradition and Heritage.
16: Anglicans in Colonial and Revolutionary America.
17: Anti-Catholicism.
18: Antinomian Controversy.
19: Anti-Semitism.
20: Apocalypticism.
21: Appalachian Mountain Religion.
22: Architecture.
23: Architecture: Asian Religions.
24: Architecture: Early America.
25: Architecture: The European Protestant Background.
26: Architecture: Jewish.
27: Architecture: Muslim.
28: Architecture: New Religious Movements.
29: Architecture: Protestant, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
30: Architecture: Roman Catholic.
31: Atheism, Agnosticism, and Disbelief.
32: Atlantic World.
33: Bahá'í.
34: Baptists: African American.
35: Baptists: Denominations.
36: Baptists: Sectarian.
37: Baptists: Southern.
38: Baptists: Tradition and Heritage.
39: Benevolent Empire.
40: Bible: As Sacred Text, Translations, Cultural Role.
41: Bible: Interpretation of.
42: Bioethics.
43: Book of Mormon.
44: Buddhism in North America.
45: Buddhist Tradition and Heritage.
46: California and the Pacific Rim Region.
47: Calvinist/Reformed Tradition and Heritage.
48: Camp Meetings.
49: Canada: Aboriginal Traditions.
50: Canada: Anglicans.
51: Canada: Catholics.
52: Canada: Church and State.
53: Canada: Pluralism.
54: Canada: Protestants and the United Church of Canada.
55: Caribbean Religious Culture and Influence.
56: Celebrity Culture.
57: Chabad-Lubavitch.
58: Charismatics/Charismatic Movements.
59: Children and Adolescents.
60: Christian Science.
61: Church and State: Revolutionary Period and Early Republic.
62: Churches of Christ.
63: City Missions.
64: Civil Religion in the United States.
65: Civil War.
66: Common Sense Realism.
67: Congregationalists.
68: Congregations.
69: Constitution.
70: Cult of Domesticity.
71: Death and Burial Practices.
72: Death of God Theology.
73: Deism.
74: Demographics.
75: Denominationalism.
76: Devotionalism.
77: Disciples of Christ.
78: Dispensationalism.
79: Dutch Reformed.