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Religions of the United States in Practice, Volume 1 : Princeton Readings in Religions (Paperback) - Colleen McDannell

Religions of the United States in Practice, Volume 1

Princeton Readings in Religions (Paperback)

By: Colleen McDannell (Editor)

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"Religions of the United States in Practice" is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 1 explores faith through action from Colonial times through the nineteenth century.

The documents and essays consider the religious practices of average people--praying, singing, healing, teaching, imagining, and persuading. Some documents are formal liturgies while other texts describe more spontaneous religious actions. Because religious practices also take place in the imagination, dreams, visions, and fictional accounts are also included.

Accompanying each primary document is an essay that sets the religious practice in its historical and theological context--making this volume ideal for classroom use and accessible to any reader. The introductory essays explain the various meanings of religious practices as lived out in churches and synagogues, in parlors and fields, beside rivers, on lecture platforms, and in the streets.

"Religions of the United States in Practice" offers a sampling of religious perspectives in order to approximate the living texture of popular religious thought and practice in the United States. The history of religion in America is more than the story of institutions and famous people. This anthology presents a more nuanced story composed of the everyday actions and thoughts of lay men and women.

"This rich collection opens the reader's mind to an impressive range of religious practice and serves as a valuable complement to traditional approaches to American religious studies. Highly recommended for general readers through faculty."--Choice

Princeton Readings in Religionsp. v
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction
Praying: Individual and Communal Worship
The Amidah in Colonial Americanm Synagoguesp. 11
Seventeenth-Century Puritan Conversion Narrativesp. 22
The Book of Common Prayer and Eighteenth-Century Episcopaliansp. 32
The Green Corn Ceremony of the Muskogeesp. 48
The Way of Holiness: The Friday Meetingp. 67
Reception of Novices into the Order of the Sisters of St. Benedictp. 74
Singing: Songs of Devotion, Praise, and Protest
English Hymnody in Early Americap. 89
The 1842 Hymnal of Penina Moisep. 108
Catholic Song in the Antebellum United Statesp. 122
African American Spiritualsp. 138
Ojibwe Funerary Hymn Singingp. 150
Temperance Songs and Hymnsp. 158
Teaching: Learning How to Live Correctly
The Celebration oú Marriage in the Dutch Reformed Churchp. 171
The Visions of Plenty-coupsp. 181
Mary Anne Sadlier's Advice for Irish Catholic Girlsp. 197
John Humphrey Noyes, the Oneida Community, and Male Continencep. 218
Is Life Worth Living?p. 234
In His Steps: A Social Gospel Novelp. 253
Healing: Health, Happiness, and the Miraculous
The Spiritual Meanings of Illness in Eighteenth-Century New Englandp. 269
Supernaturalism and Healing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsp. 299
Christian Physiology and Diet Reformp. 310
Sickness, Death, and Illusion in Christian Sciencep. 320
The Miracles of St. Anthony of Paduap. 337
Imagining: The Unseen World
The Life and Death of Mother Marie de Saint Josephp. 347
Possession, Witchcraft, and the Demonic in Puritan Religious Culturep. 366
Speech of Sose-Há-Wa and the Code of Handsome Lakep. 402
A Methodist Dream of Heaven and Homelandp. 417
African-American Vision Storiesp. 426
Persuading: Witnessing, Controversies, and Polemics
Native American Visionary Experience and Christian Missionsp. 445
American Anti-Catholic Pornographyp. 452
The Christian Doctrine of Slaveryp. 466
Trance Lecturers in Antebellum Americap. 483
The Cremation versus Burial Debatep. 492
Indexp. 505
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ISBN: 9780691009995
ISBN-10: 0691009996
Series: Princeton Readings in Religions (Paperback) : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 25th November 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.57  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.73