Chapter 1. Surveying Religion in America

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. Philip Goff Director Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch1

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Goff, P. (2010) Surveying Religion in America, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082

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Keywords:

  • interpreting American Religion - denominations and denominational history;
  • surveying religion in America - 2009 Conference on Religion and American Culture;
  • American religious history - growing out of Christianity-focused area of study, “church history”;
  • ‘history of Christianity’ or ‘religious history’ - encompassing Judaism and Catholicism;
  • Whig History, constant and consistent growth - toward American religious history;
  • Protestantism, folks dominating newly devised “American religious history”;
  • American religious history - historical narratives, traditions - and movements-based surveys and thematic surveys;
  • Mark Noll's A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada - best-selling books on religion in America;
  • new hegemonic model, American religious history - bringing together Protestant church history, Catholic history and Jewish studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bibliography