Religions of the United States in Practice, Volume 1

Religions of the United States in Practice is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 1 explores faith through action from...

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Other Authors: McDannell, Colleen 1954-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2018
Enclosed titles:Frontmatter --  (McDannell, Colleen --)
Praying: Individual and Communal Worship --  (Ashton, Dianne --)
2. Seventeenth-Century Puritan Conversion Narratives  (Reis, Elizabeth --)
3. The Book of Common Prayer and Eighteenth-Century Episcopalians  (Mullin, Robert Bruce --)
4. The Green Corn Ceremony of the Muskogees  (Martin, Joel W. --)
5. The Way of Holiness: The Friday Meeting  (Schneider, A. Gregory --)
6. Reception of Novices into the Order of the Sisters of St. Benedict  (Killen, Patricia O'Connell --)
Singing: Songs of Devotion, Praise, and Protest --  (McClymond, Michael J. --)
8. The 1842 Hymnal of Penina Moise  (Ashton, Dianne --)
9. Catholic Song i n the Antebellum United States  (Grimes, Robert R. / Grimes, S. J. --)
10. African American Spirituals  (Harvey, Paul --)
11. Ojibwe Funerary Hymn Singing  (McNally, Michael D. --)
12. Temperance Songs and Hymns  (Gifford, Carolyn DeSwarte --)
Teaching: Learning How to Live Correctly --  (Meeter, Daniel James --)
14. The Visions of Plenty-coups  (Martin, Joel W. --)
15. Mary Anne Sadlier's Advice for Irish Catholic Girls  (Hernadi, Liz Szabo --)
16. John Humphrey Noyes, the Oneida Community, and Male Continence  (McClymond, Michael J. --)
17. Is Life Worth Living?  (Croce, Paul Jerome --)
18. In His Steps: A Social Gospel Novel  (Olson, Janet C. --)
Healing: Health, Happiness, and the Miraculous --  (Minkema, Kenneth Ρ. --)
20. Supernaturalism and Healing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (Underwood, Grant --)
21. Christian Physiology and Diet Reform  (Gardella, Peter --)
22. Sickness, Death, and Illusion in Christian Science  (Prentiss, Craig R. --)
23. The Miracles of St. Anthony of Padua  (Meagher, Timothy J. --)
Imagining: The Unseen World --  (Boss, Julia --)
25. Possession, Witchcraft, and the Demonic in Puritan Religious Culture  (Minkema, Kenneth Ρ. --)
26. Speech of Sose-Há-Wä and the Code of Handsome Lake  (Dennis, Matthew --)
27. A Methodist Dream of Heaven and Homeland  (Schneider, A. Gregory --)
28. African-American Vision Stories  (Reis, Elizabeth --)
Persuading: Witnessing, Controversies, and Polemics --  (McNally, Michael D. --)
30. American Anti-Catholic Pornography  (Gardella, Peter --)
31. The Christian Doctrine of Slavery  (Harvey, Paul --)
32. Trance Lecturers in Antebellum America  (Braude, Ann --)
33. The Cremation versus Burial Debate  (Prothero, Stephen --)
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Series/Journal:Princeton Readings in Religions
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Summary:Religions of the United States in Practice is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 1 explores faith through action from Colonial times through the nineteenth century. The documents and essays consider the religious practices of average people--praying, singing, healing, teaching, imagining, and persuading. Some documents are formal liturgies while other texts describe more spontaneous religious actions. Because religious practices also take place in the imagination, dreams, visions, and fictional accounts are also included. Accompanying each primary document is an essay that sets the religious practice in its historical and theological context--making this volume ideal for classroom use and accessible to any reader. The introductory essays explain the various meanings of religious practices as lived out in churches and synagogues, in parlors and fields, beside rivers, on lecture platforms, and in the streets. Religions of the United States in Practice offers a sampling of religious perspectives in order to approximate the living texture of popular religious thought and practice in the United States. The history of religion in America is more than the story of institutions and famous people. This anthology presents a more nuanced story composed of the everyday actions and thoughts of lay men and women.
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:0691188122
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.23943/9780691188126