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AWASH IN A SEA OF FAITH: CHRISTIANIZING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (NO DUSTJACKET )

By: Butler, Jon

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000047350

ISBN: 0674056019

Condition: Good


Challenging the formidable tradition that places early New England Puritani sm at the center of the American religious experience, Yale historian Jon B utler offers a new interpretation of three hundred years of religious and c ultural development. Butler stresses the instability of religion in Europe where state churches battled dissenters, magic, and astonishingly low churc h participation. He charts the transfer of these difficulties to America, i ncluding the failure of Puritan religious models, and describes the surpris ing advance of religious commitment there between 1700 and 1865. Thro... View more info