Retelling U. S. Religious History
"This collection represents a bold attempt to retell the story of religion in America from the perspectives generated by a younger generation of ... Show synopsis "This collection represents a bold attempt to retell the story of religion in America from the perspectives generated by a younger generation of scholars. It is challenging, provocative, and enlightening . . . [and] demands the careful attention of everyone interested in the religious history and culture of the nation."--Al Raboteau, author of "A Fire in the Bones" "Thomas Tweed's book is an important, cutting-edge endeavor bound to advance debate and attract considerable attention."--Amanda Porterfield, author of "Female Piety in Puritan New England" "Tweed and his colleagues challenge--as well they should--the belief that any single narrative can succeed in telling the story of American religion."--Edward T. Linenthal, author of "Preserving Memory" "The old ways of telling the story of American religions--as the unfolding of the Puritan or evangelical or liberal 'impulse' from sea to shining sea or as the interplay of 'mainstream' and 'marginal' religious idioms--will not work anymore. . . . Tom Tweed has assembled an extraordinary group of scholars to consider alternative tellings of American religious histories."--Robert Orsi, author of "The Madonna of One-Hundred & Fifteenth Street" "Provocative and compelling, [the contributors] do a superb job of incorporating innovative monographic literature into coherent narratives. The result is an engaging book that will enrich our understanding of religion in America."--Colleen McDannell, author of "Material Christianity"