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Being religious, American style [electronic resource] : a history of popular religiosity in the United States / Charles H. Lippy.

By: Lippy, Charles H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions to the study of religion: no. 37.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 p.).ISBN: 9780313389795 (electronic bk.); 0313389799 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Religious life and customs | Religion | RELIGION -- History | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Religious | Godsdiensten | Populaire cultuur | Religion | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Being religious, American style.DDC classification: 200/.973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; 1. What Is Popular Religion?; 2. Popular Religiosity in Early Colonial America; 3. Popular Religiosity in the Age of Awakening and Revolution; 4. The Flourishing of Popular Religiosity in Antebellum America; 5. Challenge and Change in Traditional Religion: Nurturing Popular Religiosity in the Later Nineteenth Century; 6. Popular Culture and Popular Movements: Advancing Popular Religiosity in the Later Nineteenth Century; 7. Into the Twentieth Century: Popular Religiosity in the Age of World Wars
Summary: Popular religion rarely expresses itself in the artifacts of ��high'' culture. In this book, Lippy approaches the study of popular religion by asking how ordinary people have gone about the process of being religious in America. Along the way, he examines popular religious periodicals, newspapers, novels, diaries, devotional materials, hymnals, promotional materials for revivals and camp meetings, religious tracts, as well as vernacular art and architecture, other artifacts, and, especially in the twentieth century, radio, film, and television. He avoids the traditional focus on religious move.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-269) and index.

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Preface; 1. What Is Popular Religion?; 2. Popular Religiosity in Early Colonial America; 3. Popular Religiosity in the Age of Awakening and Revolution; 4. The Flourishing of Popular Religiosity in Antebellum America; 5. Challenge and Change in Traditional Religion: Nurturing Popular Religiosity in the Later Nineteenth Century; 6. Popular Culture and Popular Movements: Advancing Popular Religiosity in the Later Nineteenth Century; 7. Into the Twentieth Century: Popular Religiosity in the Age of World Wars

Popular religion rarely expresses itself in the artifacts of ��high'' culture. In this book, Lippy approaches the study of popular religion by asking how ordinary people have gone about the process of being religious in America. Along the way, he examines popular religious periodicals, newspapers, novels, diaries, devotional materials, hymnals, promotional materials for revivals and camp meetings, religious tracts, as well as vernacular art and architecture, other artifacts, and, especially in the twentieth century, radio, film, and television. He avoids the traditional focus on religious move.

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