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Introduction to the history of Christianity in the United States [electronic resource] / Nancy Koester.

Koester, Nancy, 1954- (author.). Koester, Nancy, 1954- Fortress introduction to the history of Christianity in the United States. (Added Author). Project Muse, (distributor.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: United States > Church history.

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  • ISBN: 9781451472394
  • ISBN: 1451472390
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xv, 292 pages) :) illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles (some color)
  • Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2015

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General Note: Revised edition of Fortress introduction to the history of Christianity in the United States.
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-286) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Colonial beginnings -- Awakening, Enlightenment, and revolution -- Christianity in the new republic -- Slavery and Civil War -- Moving people -- Responses to modernity -- From the "Great War" to the Cold War -- Toward a new millennium.
Restrictions on Access Note: Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary: This comprehensive and highly accessible overview of Christian history in the United States, from colonial times to the present, is informed by both classical and recent scholarship and is written for the nonspecialist. Four key insights frame the book: Christianity in America is chiefly a story of popular movements, is influenced by conflict and engagement with modern ideas, directly affects public life, and expresses its identity and seeks its mission in a pluralistic culture. Unlike many histories, Koester offers ample coverage of Protestant, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic developments, and the ecumenical focus is further strengthened in this newest edition.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
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