Restless SoulsRestless Souls
Leigh Eric Schmidt
Yoga classes and Zen meditation, New-Age retreats and nature mysticism―all are part of an ongoing religious experimentation that has surprisingly deep roots in American history. Tracing out the country’s Transcendentalist and cosmopolitan religious impulses over the last two centuries, Restless Souls explores America’s abiding romance with sp ...
Number of pages: 360 | Publication Date: 2012-09-05 | ISBN-13: 9780520273672

Hearing ThingsHearing Things
Leigh Eric Schmidt
“Faith cometh by hearing”―so said Saint Paul, and devoted Christians from Augustine to Luther down to the present have placed particular emphasis on spiritual arts of listening. In quiet retreats for prayer, in the noisy exercises of Protestant revivalism, in the mystical pursuit of the voices of angels, Christians have listened for a divine ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2002-11-30 | ISBN-13: 9780674009981

Village AtheistsVillage Atheists
Leigh Eric Schmidt
A much-maligned minority throughout American history, atheists have been cast as a threat to the nation's moral fabric, barred from holding public office, and branded as irreligious misfits in a nation chosen by God. Yet, village atheists―as these godless freethinkers came to be known by the close of the nineteenth century―were also hailed for ...
Number of pages: 360 | Publication Date: 2016-10-04 | ISBN-13: 9780691168647

Holy FairsHoly Fairs
Mr. Leigh Eric Schmidt
Winner of the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History, Holy Fairs traces the roots of American camp-meeting revivalism to the communion festivals of early modern Scotland. This new paperback edition of Leigh Eric S ...
Number of pages: 312 | Publication Date: 2001-07-01 | ISBN-13: 9780802849663

Restless SoulsRestless Souls
Leigh Schmidt
An intellectual and cultural history of American spirituality considers how the nation's religious experience is reflected in such practices as Zen meditation, yoga classes, and books by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, in an account that also covers such topics as mysticism, the influence of celebrities, and recent conservative trends. 25,000 first pri ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2005-09-01 | ISBN-13: 9780060545666

The Religious History of AmericaThe Religious History of America
by Edwin S. Gaustad, Leigh Schmidt
A Dynamic Account of Religion's Central Role in American History ...
Number of pages: 464 | Publication Date: 2004-07-06 | ISBN-13: 9780060630560

Heaven's BrideHeaven's Bride
Leigh Eric Schmidt
The nineteenth-century eccentric Ida C. Craddock was by turns a secular freethinker, a religious visionary, a civil-liberties advocate, and a resolute defender of belly-dancing. Arrested and tried repeatedly on obscenity charges, she was deemed a danger to public morality for her candor about sexuality. By the end of her life Craddock, the nemesis ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2010-12-07 | ISBN-13: 9780465002986

American Religious Liberalism (Religion in North America)American Religious Liberalism (Religion in North America)
Religious liberalism in America has often been equated with an ecumenical Protestant establishment. By contrast, American Religious Liberalism draws attention to the broad diversity of liberal cultures that shapes America’s religious movements. The essays gathered here push beyond familiar tropes and boundaries to interrogate religious liberalism ...
Number of pages: 430 | Publication Date: 2012-07-30 | ISBN-13: 9780253002099

Consumer RitesConsumer Rites
Leigh Eric Schmidt
Slogans such as "Let's put Christ back into Christmas" or "Jesus is the Reason for the Season" hold an appeal to Christians who oppose the commercializing of events they hold sacred. However, through a close look at the rise of holidays in the United States, Leigh Schmidt show us that commercial appropriations of these occasions were as religious i ...
Number of pages: 296 | Publication Date: 1995-09-01 | ISBN-13: 9780691029801

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