A History of Religion in America: From the First Settlements through the Civil War

1st Edition

Bryan F. Le Beau

Routledge
Published September 14, 2017
Textbook - 164 Pages
ISBN 9780415819251 - CAT# Y146496

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Summary

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.

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