Religion and American Politics : From the Colonial Period to the 1980s: From the Colonial Period to the 1980s

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Mark A. Noll Professor of History Wheaton College
Oxford University Press, USA, 9 nov 1989 - 416 páginas
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How do religion and politics interact in America? Why is it that at certain periods in American history, religious and political thought have followed a parallel course while at other times they have moved in entirely different directions? To what extent have minority perspectives challenged the majority position on the religious and political issues that impinge on each other? These are among the many important and fascinating questions examined in this book, the first thorough historical survey of the multi-layered connections between religion and politics in the United States. This unique collection presents previously unpublished essays by seventeen of America's leading historians and social scientists, including John Murrin, Harry Stout, John F. Wilson, Daniel Walker Howe, Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Robert Swierenga, Martin Marty, Robert Wuthnow, and George Marsden. Together, these distinguished contributors provide comprehensive coverage of the historical interaction between religion and politics in America, from the colonial and Revolutionary periods, with intense commitments to and disagreements over religion, through the evangelical Protestant ascendency that marked the nineteenth century, to the growing pluralism and heightened antagonism between liberal and conservative factions that typify our own era.
 

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Ruth H. Bloch, "Religion and Ideological Change in the American Revolution," in Mark A. Noll, ed., Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the 1980s (New York, 1990), 44-61. In ... Leer reseña completa

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Introduction
3
BEFORE THE CIVIL
12
Religion and Politics in America from the First Settlements
19
Religion and Ideological Change
44
Religion Government and Power
77
The Democratization of Christianity
92
Religion and Politics in the Antebellum North
121
Ethnoreligious Political Behavior in the MidNineteenth
146
Persistent Racial
199
Protestant Theological Tensions and Political Styles
281
Protestants and Others
322
The Changing Terrain
337
Religion Voting for President and Party Identification
355
Religion Politics and the Search
380
Index
391
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