Protestantism in America

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November 2005



As America has become more pluralistic, Protestantism, with its long roots in American history and culture, has hardly remained static. This finely crafted portrait of a remarkably complex group of Christian denominations describes Protestantism's history, constituent subgroups and their activities, and the way in which its dialectic with American culture has shaped such facets of the wider society as healthcare, welfare, labor relations, gender roles, and political discourse.
Part I provides an introduction to the religion's essential beliefs, a brief history, and a taxonomy of its primary American varieties. Part II shows the diversity of the tradition with vivid accounts of life and worship in a variety of mainline and evangelical churches. Part III explores the vexed relationship Protestantism maintains with critical social issues, including homosexuality, feminism, and social justice. The appendices include biographical sketches of notable Protestant leaders, a chronology, a glossary, and an annotated list of resources for further study.


Preface: Easter Sunday1. Protestantism in America2. Brief History of Protestantism in America3. Varieties of Protestantism in America4. Williston Federated Church5. Abyssinian Baptist Church6. New Life Family Fellowship7. Protestants and Feminism8. Protestants and Homosexuality9. Protestants and Social Justice


Randall Balmer and Lauren F. Winner


"A highly useful text" -- Amanda Porterfield, H-Net Reviews
EAN: 9780231111317
ISBN: 0231111312
Untertitel: 'Columbia Contemporary American'. Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 295 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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