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Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States

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The history of Christianity in the United States is a fascinating and lively story. In this revised and expanded account, Nancy Koester introduces students to the major events and movements that influenced the tradition. This comprehensive and highly accessible overview...


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The history of Christianity in the United States is a fascinating and lively story. In this revised and expanded account, Nancy Koester introduces students to the major events and movements that influenced the tradition. 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. Extensive primary sources, images, questions, and other features make this one of the most engaging and lively introductions on the market.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 432789
  • Product Code 9781451472059
  • ISBN 1451472056
  • EAN 9781451472059
  • Pages 248
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Augsburg/fortress Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2015
  • Sales Rank 74529
  • Dimensions 241 x 184 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.426kg

Nancy Koester

Koester is an ELCA pastor and adjunct professor at Luther Seminary.

  • Preface; 1. Colonial Beginnings; 2. Awakening, Enlightenment, And Revolution; 3. Christianity In The New Republic; 4. Slavery And Civil War; 5. Moving People; 6. Responses To Modernity; 7. The Great War To The Cold War; 8. A New Millennium; Bibliography; Glossary.

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