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Title:
Retelling U.S. religious history
Author:
Tweed, Thomas A.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Sexuality in American religious history / Ritual sites in the narrative of American religion / Women's history is American religious history / Illusion of shifting demand: supply-side interpretations of American religious history / Eastward ho! American religion from the perspective of the Pacific rim / Indians, contact, and colonialism in the Deep South: themes for a postcolonial history of American religion / Voices from the attic: the Canadian border and the writing of American religious history / Exchanging selves, exchanging souls: contact, combination, and American religious history
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ISBN:
9780520205697

9780520205703
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Summary

This collection marks a turning point in the study of the history of American religions. In challenging the dominant paradigm, Thomas A. Tweed and his coauthors propose nothing less than a reshaping of the way that American religious history is understood, studied, and taught.

The range of these essays is extraordinary. They analyze sexual pleasure, colonization, gender, and interreligious exchange. The narrators position themselves in a number of geographical sites, including the Canadian border, the American West, and the Deep South. And they discuss a wide range of groups, from Pueblo Indians and Russian Orthodox to Japanese Buddhists and Southern Baptists.


Summary

This collection marks a turning point in the study of the history of American religions. In challenging the dominant paradigm, Thomas A. Tweed and his coauthors propose nothing less than a reshaping of the way that American religious history is understood, studied, and taught.

The range of these essays is extraordinary. They analyze sexual pleasure, colonization, gender, and interreligious exchange. The narrators position themselves in a number of geographical sites, including the Canadian border, the American West, and the Deep South. And they discuss a wide range of groups, from Pueblo Indians and Russian Orthodox to Japanese Buddhists and Southern Baptists.


Author Notes

Thomas A. Tweed is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent (1992).


Thomas A. Tweed is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent (1992).


Table of Contents

Introduction: Narrating U.S.
Religious HistoryThomas A. Tweed
Sexuality in American Religious HistoryAnn Taves
Ritual Sites in the Narrative of American ReligionTamar Frankiel
Women's History Is American Religious HistoryAnn Braude
The Illusion of Shifting Demand: Supply-Side Interpretations of American Religious HistoryRoger Finke
Eastward Ho!: American Religion from the Perspective of the Pacific RimLaurie F. Maffly-Kipp
Indians, Contact and Colonialism in the Deep South: Themes for a Postcolonial History of American ReligionJoel W. Martin
Voices from the Attic: Crossing the Canadian Border and the Writing of American Religious HistoryWilliam Westfall
Exchanging Selves, Exchanging Souls: Contact, Combination, and American Religious HistoryCatherine L. Albanese
Introduction: Narrating U.S.
Religious HistoryThomas A. Tweed
Sexuality in American Religious HistoryAnn Taves
Ritual Sites in the Narrative of American ReligionTamar Frankiel
Women's History Is American Religious HistoryAnn Braude
The Illusion of Shifting Demand: Supply-Side Interpretations of American Religious HistoryRoger Finke
Eastward Ho!: American Religion from the Perspective of the Pacific RimLaurie F. Maffly-Kipp
Indians, Contact and Colonialism in the Deep South: Themes for a Postcolonial History of American ReligionJoel W. Martin
Voices from the Attic: Crossing the Canadian Border and the Writing of American Religious HistoryWilliam Westfall
Exchanging Selves, Exchanging Souls: Contact, Combination, and American Religious HistoryCatherine L. Albanese