Encyclopedia of American Religious History

Editors: Queen, Edward L., II, Prothero, Stephen R. and Shattuck, Gardiner H., Jr.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-4186-2
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 68
Book Status: Available
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In hundreds of thoughtful, informative entries, Encyclopedia of American Religious History, Fourth Edition outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history.

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Table of Contents

  • 0-9
  • 13X, Clarence
  • A
  • Abbott, Lyman
  • Abernathy, Ralph
  • abolition, religious groups and
  • Abraham Lincoln, religious beliefs of
  • academic study of religion
  • Act of Toleration (Maryland)
  • Adler, Cyrus
  • Adler, Felix
  • Adler, Margot
  • African-American religions
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
  • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • Alcott, Amos Bronson
  • Allen, Richard
  • American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Humanist Association (AHA)
  • American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA)
  • American Missionary Association (AMA)
  • American Revolution, religion and
  • American South, religion and
  • americanist crisis in the Catholic Church
  • Ames, Edward Scribner
  • Amish
  • Anabaptists
  • ancient Eastern churches
  • Anglicanism
  • Anglo-Catholicism
  • anti-Catholicism
  • anti-Semitism
  • anticult movement
  • Antinomian Controversy
  • architecture (religious)
  • Arminianism
  • Ásatrú
  • Asbury, Francis
  • Assemblies of God
  • Assyrian Church of the East
  • atheism
  • Azusa Street revival
  • B
  • Backus, Isaac
  • Bahá'í Faith
  • Baker, Ella
  • Ballou, Hosea
  • Baltimore Catechism
  • baptism
  • Baptists
  • Beat movement, religion and
  • Beecher, Henry Ward
  • Beecher, Lyman
  • Belavin, Tikhon
  • Bellamy, Joseph
  • Berrigan, Daniel
  • Berrigan, Philip
  • Bible schools
  • Bible societies
  • biblical interpretation
  • Birthright
  • Black Jews
  • Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna
  • Book of Mormon
  • Bradford, William (governor)
  • Bradstreet, Anne
  • Branch Davidians
  • Briggs, Charles Augustus
  • Brooks, Phillips
  • Brown, John
  • Brownson, Orestes
  • Buchman, Frank Nathan Daniel
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist Churches of America
  • Burned-Over District
  • Burroughs, Nannie Helen
  • Bushnell, Horace
  • C
  • Cahenslyism
  • Calvert, Cecilius
  • Calvinism
  • Cambridge Platform
  • camp meetings
  • Campbell, Alexander
  • Cane Ridge Revival
  • Carroll, John
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Cartwright, Peter
  • Catholic Worker movement
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
  • Channing, William Ellery
  • Charismatic movement
  • charitable choice
  • Chauncy, Charles
  • Christadelphians
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Christian Identity Movement (CIM)
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Christian perfectionism
  • Christian Reformed Church
  • Christian Science
  • church and state, relationship between
  • Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
  • Church of God in Christ (COGIC)
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Churches of Christ
  • circuit riders
  • civil religion
  • Civil Rights movement, religion and
  • Civil War, religion and
  • Clarke, James Freeman
  • Clarke, William Newton
  • Coffin, William Sloan, Jr.
  • Coke, Thomas
  • cold war, religion and
  • Colson, Charles
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Committee of Southern Churchmen
  • communism
  • communitarianism
  • Community of Christ
  • congregationalism
  • Conservative Judaism
  • conversion, Christian
  • Conwell, Russell
  • Cotton, John
  • Coucouzes, Iakovos
  • Coughlin, Charles E.
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Councils of Baltimore
  • counterculture
  • Covenant Theology
  • creationism
  • Crosby, Fanny (Frances Jane)
  • Crummell, Alexander
  • cultural and religious impacts of the Vietnam War
  • Cushing, Richard Cardinal
  • D
  • Dabney, Robert Lewis
  • Dalai Lama XIV, Tenzin Gyatso
  • Daly, Mary
  • Davies, Samuel
  • Davis, Andrew Jackson
  • Day, Dorothy
  • "death of God"
  • deep ecology
  • Dharmapala, Anagarika
  • dispensationalism
  • Dixon, Amzi Clarence
  • domestic missions
  • Dorsey, Thomas
  • Drew, Timothy
  • DuBois, W. E. B.
  • DuBose, William Porcher
  • Dunkers
  • Dwight, Timothy
  • Dyer, Mary
  • E
  • ecumenical movement
  • Eddy, Mary Baker
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Eikerenkoetter, Frederick J. II
  • Einhorn, David
  • election
  • Eliot, John
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, religious reform and
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Enlightenment
  • Ephrata Community
  • episcopacy
  • Episcopal Church
  • eschatology
  • ethnicity
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  • Evangelical United Front
  • evangelicalism
  • evolution and religion
  • F
  • faith-based initiatives
  • Falwell, Jerry
  • Fard, W. D.
  • Farrakhan, Louis
  • Father Divine
  • feminist theology
  • Finney, Charles Grandison
  • First Amendment, religion and
  • Five-Percent Nation
  • foreign missions
  • Fosdick, Harry Emerson
  • Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Freemasonry
  • Frelinghuysen, Theodorus Jacobus
  • frontier, religion and
  • Frothingham, Octavius Brooks
  • fundamentalism (general)
  • The Fundamentals
  • Furman, Richard
  • G
  • Garvey, Marcus
  • German Reformed Church
  • Ghost Dance, ca. 1890
  • Gibbons, James
  • Gideons International
  • Gladden, Washington
  • Gospel of Wealth
  • Grace, Sweet Daddy
  • Graham, Billy
  • Graham, Franklin
  • Graves, James Robinson
  • Gray, Asa
  • Great Awakening
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America
  • Grimké, Angelina and Sarah Moore
  • H
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Half-way Covenant
  • Hall, Prathia
  • Handsome Lake
  • Harkness, Georgia Elma
  • Hasidism
  • Haygood, Atticus Greene
  • Haystack Prayer Meeting
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Hecker, Isaac
  • Henry, Carl Ferdinand Howard
  • heresy
  • Heschel, Abraham Joshua
  • Higher Christian Life movement
  • Hinduism
  • Hispanics and religion
  • Hobart, John Henry
  • Hodge, Charles
  • Holiness movement
  • homosexuality, religion and
  • Hooker, Thomas
  • Hopkins, Emma Curtis
  • Hopkins, Samuel
  • Howe, Julia Ward
  • Hsi Lai Temple
  • Hubbard, L. Ron
  • Huguenots
  • Humanist Manifesto
  • Hunt, Ernest Shinkaku
  • Hurley, George Willie
  • Hutchinson, Anne
  • Hutterites
  • I
  • immigration
  • inerrancy
  • Ingersoll, Robert Green
  • Insight Meditation Society (IMS)
  • International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA)
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
  • Ireland, John
  • Islam
  • Islamic Society of North America
  • Islamism
  • J
  • Jackson, Jesse
  • Jainism
  • James Madison, religious beliefs of
  • James, William
  • Jarratt, Devereux
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jesuits
  • Jesus movement
  • John Dewey, religious beliefs of
  • John Muir, philosophy of
  • John Paul II
  • Jones, Absalom
  • Jones, Bob
  • Jones, Charles C.
  • Jones, J. William
  • Jones, Jim
  • Jones, Sam
  • Jordan, Clarence
  • Judaism
  • Judson, Adoniram
  • justification
  • K
  • Kahane, Meir
  • Kallen, Horace Meyer
  • Kaplan, Mordecai
  • Keithian controversy
  • Kennett, Jiyu
  • King, Coretta Scott
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • Kino, Eusebio Francisco
  • Kohler, Kaufmann
  • Koinonia Farm
  • Krauth, Charles Porterfield
  • Krishnamurti, Jiddu
  • Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
  • L
  • LaHaye, Tim
  • Lange, Elizabeth
  • Lee, Ann
  • Lee, Bruce
  • Lee, Jarena
  • Leeser, Isaac
  • Leland, John
  • liberation theology
  • Lichtenstein, Aharon
  • Lipscomb, David
  • literature and Christianity
  • Longinqua Oceani
  • "lost cause" ideology of the South
  • Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • Lutheranism
  • M
  • Machen, J. Gresham
  • Maezumi, Hakuyu Taizan
  • Mahan, Asa
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • mainline Protestantism
  • Malcolm X
  • Manifest Destiny and religious values
  • Mann, Horace
  • Maréchal, Ambrose
  • Margaret Fuller, transcendentalism and social thought of
  • Marquette, Jacques
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mather, Cotton
  • Mather, Increase
  • Mathews, Shailer
  • Mayflower Compact
  • Mayhew, Jonathan
  • McPherson, Aimee Semple
  • megachurches
  • Mencken, H. L.
  • Mendes, Henry Pereira
  • Mennonites
  • Merton, Thomas
  • Mesmerism
  • Methodists
  • Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC)
  • Miller, William
  • Moody, Dwight Lyman
  • Moon, Sun Myung
  • Moorish Science Temple
  • Morais, Sabato
  • Moral Majority
  • Moravians
  • Mother Cabrini
  • Mott, John Raleigh
  • Muhammad, Elijah
  • Muhammad, Warith Deen
  • Muhlenberg, Henry Melchior
  • Murray, John Courtney
  • music and art
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • N
  • Nation of Islam (NOI)
  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)
  • National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (NBCA)
  • National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
  • National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC)
  • National Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • National Council of Churches (NCC)
  • Native American assimilation and resistance
  • Native American Church
  • Native American religions
  • Native American religions: Eastern Woodlands
  • Native American religions: Intermontane
  • Native American religions: Northwest
  • Native American religions: Plains
  • Native American religions: Southwest
  • nativism
  • nature religion
  • Neo-Conservatism
  • neoorthodoxy
  • neopaganism
  • Nevin, John Williamson
  • New Age movement
  • New Divinity
  • New Lights, Old Lights
  • new religious movements
  • New School
  • New Side
  • New Thought
  • Niebuhr, H. Richard
  • Niebuhr, Reinhold
  • Nones
  • Noyes, John Humphrey
  • O
  • O'Connor, John
  • O'Hair, Madalyn Murray
  • Olcott, Henry Steel
  • Old Catholic movement
  • ordination
  • Orthodox Christianity
  • Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Owen, Robert Dale
  • P
  • pacifism
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Palmer, Phoebe Worrall
  • Paramananda, Swami
  • Parham, Charles Fox
  • Parker, Theodore
  • Penn, William
  • Pennington, James W. C.
  • Pentecostalism
  • philanthropy
  • pietism
  • Pilgrims
  • Pittsburgh Platform
  • Plan of Union
  • pluralism
  • positive thinking
  • postmillennialism
  • Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.
  • Powell, Adam Clayton, Sr.
  • Prabhupada, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
  • premillennialism
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • presbyterianism
  • Princeton Theology
  • Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
  • proslavery thought, religion and
  • Prosperity Gospel
  • Protestant fundamentalism
  • Protestant modernism
  • Protestant preachers
  • Protestant primitivism
  • public education, religion and
  • Puritanism
  • Q
  • Quakers
  • Quimby, Phineas Parkhurst
  • R
  • Ram Dass
  • Rapp, George
  • rapture
  • Rauschenbusch, Walter
  • Reconstructionist Judaism
  • Reform Judaism
  • Reformation
  • Reformed Church in America
  • Reformed tradition
  • education, religion and
  • international affairs, religion and
  • medicine, religion and
  • technology, religion and
  • women, religion and
  • religion during the colonial period
  • religion in Maryland during the colonial period
  • religion in New France
  • religion in New Netherland
  • religion in New Spain
  • religion in Pennsylvania during the colonial period
  • religion in the Carolinas during the colonial period
  • religion in Virginia during the colonial period
  • religious education
  • religious establishment
  • Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
  • Religious Right
  • religious violence
  • Religious Zionists of America (RZA)
  • Restoration movement
  • Revivalism
  • Right to Life movement
  • Ripley, George
  • Roberts, Oral
  • Robertson, Pat
  • Robinson, Ida B.
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Rosicrucians
  • Royce, Josiah
  • Russell, Charles Taze
  • Ryan, John Augustine
  • S
  • Sabbatarianism
  • Salem witch trials
  • Salvation Army
  • sanctification
  • Sanctuary movement
  • Sankey, Ira
  • Santería
  • Satanism
  • Saybrook Platform
  • Schaff, Philip
  • Schechter, Solomon
  • Schmemann, Alexander
  • Schmucker, Samuel
  • Schneerson, Menachem
  • science and religion
  • Scientology
  • Scofield, C. I.
  • Scopes trial
  • Scottish Common Sense Realism
  • Seabury, Samuel
  • Second Great Awakening
  • secular humanism
  • Secularism
  • segregation, religious criticism and apologia
  • Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)
  • September 11, 2001, religion and
  • Serra, Junípero
  • Seton, Elizabeth Ann
  • Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • sexuality in American culture
  • Seymour, William Joseph
  • Shakers
  • Sheen, Fulton J.
  • Sheldon, Charles
  • Sikhism
  • slavery and religion
  • Small, Albion Woodbury
  • Smith, Joseph, Jr.
  • snake handling
  • Social Gospel
  • Society for Ethical Culture
  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
  • Sojourners Fellowship
  • Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA)
  • Soloveitchik, Joseph Dov
  • Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Spalding, Martin John
  • Spellman, Francis Cardinal
  • spiritualism
  • Spyrou, Athenagoras
  • Stoddard, Solomon
  • Stone, Barton
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Strong, Josiah
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
  • Student Volunteer Movement (SVM)
  • Sufism
  • Sunday, Billy
  • Sunday school movement
  • Suzuki, D. T.
  • Swedenborgianism
  • Szold, Henrietta
  • T
  • Taoism
  • Taylor, Nathaniel William
  • Tecumseh
  • Tekakwitha, St. Kateri
  • televangelism
  • temperance movement
  • Ten Commandments controversy
  • Tennent, Gilbert
  • terrorism, religion and
  • theological liberalism
  • Theosophy
  • Thomas Jefferson, religious beliefs of
  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Thornwell, James Henley
  • Thurman, Howard
  • Tillich, Paul
  • Tomlinson, Ambrose Jessup
  • Torrey, Reuben Archer
  • Transcendental Meditation (TM)
  • transcendentalism
  • Trungpa, Chogyam
  • trusteeism
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Turner, Nat
  • U
  • U.S. Constitution, religion and
  • Unification Church
  • Unitarian controversy
  • Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
  • United Church of Christ (UCC)
  • United Methodist Church (UMC)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
  • Universalism
  • utopianism
  • V
  • Vatican Council I
  • Vatican Council II
  • Vedanta Society
  • Verot, Augustin
  • Vesey, Denmark
  • Vivekananda, Swami
  • voluntaryism
  • Voodoo
  • W
  • Wahhabism
  • Walther, Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm
  • war and religion
  • Ward, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • Warfield, Benjamin B.
  • Washington, Booker T.
  • Watts, Alan Wilson
  • Webb, Muhammad Alexander Russel
  • Weld, Theodore Dwight
  • Wesleyan tradition
  • White, Alma Bridwell
  • White, Ellen
  • Whitefield, George
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Wicca
  • Wilkinson, Jemima
  • Willard, Frances
  • William Jennings Bryan, fundamentalism and
  • Williams, Roger
  • Winthrop, John
  • Wise, Isaac Mayer
  • Wise, Stephen S.
  • Witherspoon, John
  • womanist theology
  • The Woman's Bible
  • Woolman, John
  • World Council of Churches
  • World's Parliament of Religions
  • World War I, American religious groups and
  • World War II, American religious groups and
  • Worldwide Church of God
  • Wovoka
  • Y
  • Yogananda, Swami Paramahansa
  • Young, Brigham
  • Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
  • Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
  • Z
  • Zen
  • Zinzendorf, Nicholas Ludwig von
  • Zionism