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

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
Edwin S. Gaustad
A Dynamic Account of Religion's Central Role in American History ...
Number of pages: 466 | Publication Date: 2004-07-06 | ISBN-13: 9780060630560

Practicing ProtestantsPracticing Protestants
This collection of essays explores the significance of practice in understanding American Protestant life. The authors are historians of American religion, practical theologians, and pastors and were the twelve principal researchers in a three-year collaborative project sponsored by the Lilly Endowment. Profiling practices that range from Puritan d ...
Number of pages: 376 | Publication Date: 2006-08-28 | ISBN-13: 9780801883620

The Development of the ChurchThe Development of the Church
Philip Schaff
Philip Schaff, the founder of church history in America, was widely celebrated in his later career. Soon after his arrival from Germany, however, his Principle of Protestantism (1845) was stiffly denounced for its favorable attitude toward Roman Catholicism, harsh critique of denominationalism, and theory of historical progress leading to a church ...
Number of pages: 424 | Publication Date: 2017-01-19 | ISBN-13: 9781625645234

Boundary Objects and BeyondBoundary Objects and Beyond
The multifaceted work of the late Susan Leigh Star is explored through a selection of her writings and essays by friends and colleagues.Susan Leigh Star (1954–2010) was one of the most influential science studies scholars of the last several decades. In her work, Star highlighted the messy practices of discovering science, asking hard questions a ...
Number of pages: 560 | Publication Date: 2016-02-26 | ISBN-13: 9780262528085

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