American Religious History by Amanda Porterfield (ed.)

By Amanda Porterfield (ed.)

During this impressive old reader, the editor has accumulated 9 essays and over thirty fundamental records to provide a coherent photo of the background of yankee religion.Content:
Chapter 1 Errand into the barren region (pages 27–42): Perry Miller
Chapter 2 changing Selves, changing Souls: touch, mixture, and American non secular heritage (pages 43–65): Catherine L Albanese
Chapter three Shouting Methodists (pages 66–86): Ann Taves
Chapter four Protestantism as Establishmen (pages 87–100): William R. Hutchison
Chapter five American Fundamentalism: the appropriate of Femininity (pages 101–116): Randall Balmer
Chapter 6 Catholicism and American tradition: innovations for Survival (pages 117–136): Jay P. Dolan
Chapter 7 Conservative Judaism (pages 137–145): Gerson D. Cohen
Chapter eight “Introduction,” The Faces of Buddhism in the United States (pages 146–157): Charles S. Prebish
Chapter nine Striving for Muslim Women's Human Rights ? ahead of and past Beijing: An African American point of view (pages 158–168): Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
Chapter 10 A version of Christian Charity (1630) (pages 171–174): John Winthrop
Chapter eleven exam of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson (1637) (pages 175–177):
Chapter 12 A Key into the Language of the United States (1643) (pages 178–180): Roger Williams
Chapter thirteen Poems (1640–1665) (pages 181–185): Anne Bradstreet
Chapter 14 the character of precise advantage (1765) (pages 186–192): Jonathan Edwards
Chapter 15 Act for constructing spiritual Freedom (1779) (pages 193–195): Thomas Jefferson
Chapter sixteen The Code of good-looking Lake (ca. 1800) (pages 196–199): Edward Complanter
Chapter 17 What a Revival of faith is (1834) (pages 200–204): Charles Grandison Finney
Chapter 18 The lifestyles and non secular event of Jarena Lee (1836) (pages 205–214): Jarena Lee
Chapter 19 Nature (1836) (pages 215–218): Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chapter 20 Poems (1863–1864) (pages 219–221): Emily Dickinson
Chapter 21 the yank Republic: Its structure, developments, and future (1865) (pages 222–224): Orestes Brownson
Chapter 22 Our Country's position in background (1869) (pages 225–229): Isaac M. Wise
Chapter 23 Pre?Existence of Our Spirits (1872) (pages 230–234): Orson Pratt
Chapter 24 technology and overall healthiness with Key to the Scriptures (1875) (pages 235–237): Mary Baker Eddy
Chapter 25 A functionality of the Social cost (1899) (pages 238–243): Jane Addams
Chapter 26 The forms of non secular event (1902) (pages 244–253): William James
Chapter 27 The Scofield Reference Bible (1909) (pages 254–258):
Chapter 28 Christianity and Liberalism (1923) (pages 259–263): J. Gresham Machen
Chapter 29 From Union sq. to Rome (1939) (pages 264–267): Dorothy Day
Chapter 30 the way forward for the yank Jew (1948) (pages 268–270): Mordecai M. Kaplan
Chapter 31 “Foreword,” The Sacred Pipe (1953) (pages 271–272): Black Elk
Chapter 32 “Sunflower Sutra” (1955) and “Kaddish” (1958) (pages 273–278): Alien Ginsberg
Chapter 33 Nonviolence and Racial Justice (1957) (pages 279–284): Martin Luther King
Chapter 34 God's Judgment of White the United States (1963) (pages 285–290): Malcolm X
Chapter 35 “Preface,” The Protestant institution (1964) (pages 291–296): E. Digby Baltzell
Chapter 36 non secular Freedom (1966) (pages 297–300): John Courtney Murray
Chapter 37 past God the daddy (1973) (pages 301–304): Mary Daly
Chapter 38 rite (1977) (pages 305–307): Leslie Marmon Silko
Chapter 39 “American Indian spiritual Freedom,” Public legislation 95–341 (pages 308–310):
Chapter forty Sexism and God?Talk (1983) (pages 311–314): Rosemary Radford Ruether
Chapter forty-one The Voice of Sarah (1990) (pages 315–320): Tamar Frankiel
Chapter forty two techniques with no philosopher (1995) (pages 321–323): Mark Epstein
Chapter forty three lively religion (1996) (pages 324–327): Ralph Reed

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This tragic pattern appears again and again in modern warfare: an agent is dropped by parachute and, after immense hardships, comes back to find that, in the shifting tactical or strategic situations, his contribution is no longer of value. If he gets home in time and his service proves useful, he receives a medal; otherwise, no matter what prodigies he has performed, he may not even be thanked. He has been sent, as the devastating phrase has it, upon a fool’s errand, than which there can be a no more shattering blow to selfesteem.

But the title is the only thing about the volume which shows any sense of America, and that little merely in order to prove that the plantations had something in the way of European wit and learning, that they had not receded into barbarism. Anne’s flowers are English flowers, the birds, English birds, and the landscape is Lincolnshire. So also with the productions of immigrant scholarship: such a learned and acute work as Hooker’s Survey of the Summe of Church Discipline, which is specifically about the regime set up in America, is written entirely within the logical patterns, and out of the religious experience, of Europe; it makes no concession to new and peculiar circumstances.

For in the 1640~ during ~ the Civil Wars, the colonies, so to speak, lost their audience. First of all, there proved to be, deep in the Puritan movement, an irreconcilable split between the Presbyterian and Independent wings, wherefore no one system could be imposed upon England, and so the New England model was unserviceable. Secondly - most horrible to relate - the Independents, who in polity were carrying New England’s banner and were supposed, in the schedule of history, to lead England into imitation of the colonial order, betrayed the sacred cause by yielding to the heresy of toleration.

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