The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today (Paperback)

The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today By Edwin S. Gaustad, Leigh Schmidt Cover Image
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A Dynamic Account of Religion's Central Role in American History

About the Author

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.

Leigh Eric Schmidt is professor of religion at Princeton University and the co-author with Edwin S. Gaustad of The Religious History of America. Widely published as a cultural historian, essayist, and reviewer, he has won book prizes from the American Studies Association, the American Society of Church History, and the American Academy of Religion.

Praise For…

“How wonderful that Gaustad will become the indispensable 21st century tool for the students of American religion.” — Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Life

“... more comprehensive, more illuminating, and more up-to-date in this new edition with Leigh E. Schmidt.” — Mark A. Noll, Professor of History, Wheaton College

“A comprehensive, graceful narrative that truly represents the pluralism, momentum, and vitality of American religious life.” — Amanda Porterfield, Professor of History, University of Wyoming

“An immensely valuable resource ... adds texture and nuance to a very complicated story, making a classic textbook even better.” — Gary Laderman, Associate Professor of American Religious History and Cultures, Emory University

“Stands among the very best of the American religious histories.” — Dr. E. Brooks Holifield, Charles Howard Candler Professor, Emory University

“A well-balanced enhancement of an excellent work...recommended.” — Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060630560
ISBN-10: 0060630566
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: July 6th, 2004
Pages: 464
Language: English