The History of Christianity in the United States: A Fortress Introduction

by Nancy Koester (Author)

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Release Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Format: Paperback, 256 pages  5.5 x 8.5 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800632779


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This thorough and lively overview of Christian history in the United States, from colonial times to the present, is informed by both classical and recent scholarship and is written for the non-specialist. Four key insights frame the book. Christianity in America: (1) is chiefly a story of popular movements, (2) is influenced by conflict and engagement with modern ideas, (3) directly affects public life, and (4) expresses its identity and seeks its mission in a pluralistic culture.

Unlike many histories, Koester offers ample coverage of Protestant, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic developments. Includes black & white illustrations, maps, glossary, and other study aids.