A Documentary History of Religion in America to 1877 (3rd Edition)
For a good two decades teachers and students of American religious history have turned to the two-volume "Documentary History of Religion in America" for the most significant primary sources from the nation's founding to the present. Both volumes in this...
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For a good two decades teachers and students of American religious history have turned to the two-volume "Documentary History of Religion in America" for the most significant primary sources from the nation's founding to the present. Both volumes in this landmark work here appear in an updated and expanded third edition. Carefully refurbished by renowned historian of American religion Mark Noll, these rich sourcebooks contain original documents -- letters, sermons, court records, personal narratives, and more -- that chronicle the drama of American religious history. This third edition updates all of the bibliographical essays, brings the second volume up to the present, and incorporates other documents that reflect recent scholarly concerns, such as the religious dimensions of the Civil War and religious developments among women and people of color.From reviews of past editions-A richly variegated selection of short documents illustrative of the history of religion in America. . . . The best sourcebook available to contemporary students and general readers. -- "Choice"-The most comprehensive set of documentary materials on American religion to date. -- "Church History"-Covers the entire spectrum of the American religious experience. . . . The short chapter introductions and bibliographic essays are uniformly excellent. -- "Library Journal"-A treasure chest containing varied essentials of our country's past. . . . "The" sourcebook for courses in American religion. -- "Religious Studies Review"
Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is advisory editor for Books & Culture and subeditor for the new Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American societies. He has published articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects involving Christianity in modern history. Some of his many books include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, Is the Reformation Over?, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys; The Old Religion in a New World and most recently The New Shape of World Christianity.
Edwin S. Gaustad is a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. He is a noted church historian and the author of over a dozen books, including " The Great Awakening in New England, Dissent in American Religion, " and " A Religious History of America."