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The Resource American Christianities : a history of dominance and diversity, edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin, (electronic book)

American Christianities : a history of dominance and diversity, edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin, (electronic book)

Label
American Christianities : a history of dominance and diversity
Title
American Christianities
Title remainder
a history of dominance and diversity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the founding of the first colonies until the present, the influence of Christianity, as the dominant faith in American society, has extended far beyond church pews into the wider culture. Yet, at the same time, Christians in the United States have disagreed sharply about the meaning of their shared tradition, and, divided by denominational affiliation, race, and ethnicity, they have taken stances on every side of contested public issues from slavery to women's rights. This volume of twenty-two original essays, contributed by a group of prominent thinkers in American religious studies, provides a sophisticated understanding of both the diversity and the alliances among Christianities in the United States and the influences that have shaped churches and the nation in reciprocal ways. American Christianities explores this paradoxical dynamic of dominance and diversity that are the true marks of a faith too often perceived as homogeneous and monolithic. -- Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
277.3/08
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.A48 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brekus, Catherine A
  • Gilpin, W. Clark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Christianity
Label
American Christianities : a history of dominance and diversity, edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Christian diversity in America -- pt. 2. Practicing Christianity in America -- pt. 3. Christianity and American culture -- pt. 4. Christianity and the American nation
Control code
ebr10521878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
534 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780807869147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
American Christianities : a history of dominance and diversity, edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Christian diversity in America -- pt. 2. Practicing Christianity in America -- pt. 3. Christianity and American culture -- pt. 4. Christianity and the American nation
Control code
ebr10521878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
534 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780807869147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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