Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People

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Challenging the formidable tradition that places early New England Puritanism at the center of the American religious experience. Yale historian Jon Butler offers a new interpretation of three hundred years of religious and cultural development. Butler stresses the instability of religion in Europe where state churches battled dissenters, magic, and astonishingly low church participation. He charts the transfer of these difficulties to America, including the failure of Puritan religious models, and describes the surprising ...

Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People 1992, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674056015

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Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People, 1990, Harvard University Press

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