A Religious History of the American People
Yale University Press, 2004 - 1192 pages
This classic work, winner of the 1973 National Book Award in Philosophy and Religion and Christian Century’s choice as the Religious Book of the Decade (1979), is now issued with a new chapter by noted religious historian David Hall, who carries the story of American religious history forward to the present day.
Praise for the earlier edition:
“An unusual and praiseworthy book. . . . It takes a modern, almost anthropological view of history, in which worship is a part of a web of culture along with play, love, dress, and language.”—B.A. Weisberger, Washington Post Book World
“The most detailed, most polished of the works in its tradition.”—Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review
“An intellectual delight that one does not so much read as savor.”—America
“The definitive one-volume study by the leading authority.”—Christianity Today
“No one writing or thinking hereafter about America’s past will be able to ignore Ahlstrom’s magisterial account of the religious element.”—American Historical Review
American Religious History in the PostProtestant Era
The Church in New Spain
The Church in New France
The Reformation in Great Britain and the Age of Puritanism
Empire Commerce and Religion A Survey of Early Colonization
The Early Growth of Judaism
The Romantic Mood
Romantic Religion in New England
Catholic Movements in American Protestantism
SLAVERY AND EXPIATION
The High Tide of Humanitarian Reform
Slavery Disunion and the Churches
The Churches amid Civil War and Reconstruction
THE PROTESTANT EMPIRE FOUNDED
The Rise and Flowering of the Puritan Spirit
The Holy Commonwealths of New England
Tensions in the New England Way
Religious Diversity in Rhode Island
Early Protestantism in the Southern Colonies
The Middle Colonies Dutch Puritans and Quakers
The Extension of Anglicanism
The German Sects and the Rise of Pietism
The German Reformed and Lutheran Churches
THE CENTURY OF AWAKENING AND REVOLUTION
The Shaping of Colonial Presbyterianism
The Great Awakening in New England
Jonathan Edwards and the Renewal of New England Theology
Evangelical Expansion in the South
Roman Catholicism in the American Colonies
Provincial America and the Coming of the Enlightenment
The Revolutionary Era
THE GOLDEN DAY OF DEMOCRATIC EVANGELICALISM
The Emergence of American Unitarianism
The New England Theology in Democratic America
The Second Great Awakening in New England Revival Evangelism and Reform
The Great Revival in the West and the Growth of the Popular Determinations
Presbyterians and Congregationalists in the Old Northwest Advance and Conflict
The Communitarian Impulse
The Atlantic Migration and Lutheran Crisis
The Forming of the Roman Catholic Church
The Expansion of the Romain Catholic Church
AntiCatholicism and the Nativist Movement
The Rise of the Black Churches
The Southern White Churches after the War
THE ORDEALS OF TRANSITION
Urban Growth and the Protestant Churches
Protestantism and the Later Immigration
The Golden Age of Liberal Theology
The Social Gospel
Dissent and Reaction in Protestantism
The Americanism Crisis in the Catholic Church
The Protestant Establishment and the New Nativism
THE AGE OF FALTERING CRUSADES
The Little War and the Great War
The Twenties From the Armistice to the Crash
The Thirties From the Crash to Pearl Harbor
NeoOrthodoxy and Social Crisis
World War II and the Postwar Revival
TOWARD POSTPURITAN AMERICA
The Ancient Eastern Churches in America
Roman Catholicism in the Twentieth Century
Harmonial Religion since the Later Nineteenth Century
Piety for the Age of Aquarius Theosophy Occultism and NonWestern Religion
Black Religion in the Twentieth Century
The Turbulent Sixties
From the Seventies to the Present by David D Hall
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