This list offers studies of various topics and issues in American Religious History. It is by no means exhaustive. Check this site regularly for updates. Items marked * are of special interest for this course and may be used as focus monographs.

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Albanese Catherine, Sons of the Fathers:The Civil Religion of the American Revolution, Phil: Temple Un Press, 1976

Albanese, Catherine, Nature Religion: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age, Un of Chicago Press, 1990

Ammerman, Nancy Tatom, Bible Believers: Fundamentalists in the Modern World, Rutgers University Press, 1989

Andrews, William ed., Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the 19 Century. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana Un Press, 1986

Axtell, James, The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America, Oxford Un Press, 1985 *

Balmer, Randal. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America. Oxford University Press. 1989 *

Bednarowski, Mary Farrell, New Religions and the Theological Imagination in America

Bellah, Robert, et. al., Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985

Berger, Michael. The Devil Wagon in God's Country: The Automobile & Social Change in Rural America, 1893-1929. (1979)

Bloch, Ruth H. Visionary Republic:Millenial Themes in Am Thought, 1756-1800, Cambridge Un Press, 1985

Blumhofer, Edith. 1993. Restoring the Faith: The Assemblies of God, Pentecostalism, and American Culture. University of Illinois Press.

Boyer, Paul S. When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture. Harvard University Press, 1992.*

Brereton, Virginia Lieson, From Sin to Salvation: Stories of Women's Conversions, 1800 to the Present. Indiana Un Press, 1991

Brown, Joseph Epes, The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian, NY: Crossroad,Continuum

Butler, Jon, Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People, Harvard Un Press, 1990.*

Carter, Paul A., The Spiritual Crisis of the Gilded Age, Northern Illinois Un Press, 1971

Christiano Kevin J., Religious Diversity and Social Change: Am Cities 1890-1906, Cambridge 1988

Cohen, Lloyd, God's Caress: The Psychology of Puritan Religious Experience, New York: Oxford Un. Press, 1986

Cone, James H. Black Theology and Black Power, New York: Seabury Press, 1969

Cowan, Paul. An Orphan in History : Retrieving a Jewish Legacy Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1982.

Creel, Margaret Washington, A Peculiar People: Slave Religion & Community Culture Among the Gullahs, NYU Press, 1987

Day, Dorothy, The Long Loneliness [autobiography]

Dayton, Donald W. and Robert K. Johnston, The Variety of American Evangelicalism, University of Tennessee Press, 1991

Delbanco, Andrew, The Puritan Ordeal, Harvard University Press, 1988 *

Dorgan, Howard. 1993. The Airways of Zion: Radio & Religion in Appalachia. University of Tennessee Press.

Epstein, Barbara Leslie, The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelicalism & Temperance in 19c America. Wesleyan Un Press, 1981

Fisher, James Terence, The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962. Un. of North Carolina Press, 1989

Fogarty, Robert S., All Things New: American Communes & Utopian Movements, 1860-1914. Un of Chicago Press, 1990

Foster, Lawrence, Religion & Sexuality: The Shakers, the Mormons, & the Oneida Community. Illinois: Un of Illinois Press, 1984

Fuller Robert C., Alternative Medicine & American Religious Life Oxford

Gambone, Robert L., Art and Popular Religion in Evangelical America, 1915-1940. Un. of Tennessee Press, 1990

Gaustad, Edwin S., Faith of Our Fathers: Religion & the New Nation. Harper & Row, 1987

Gutierrez, Ramon A., When Jesus Came, The Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico. Stamford, CA.: Stanford Un Press, 1992 *

Haddad, Yvonne, ed., The Muslims of America. Oxford Un Press, 1993

Haddad, Yvonne; Lummis, Adair, Islamic Values in the United States: A Comparative Study. NY: Oxford, 1987

Hall, David D., Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England. Knopf, 1989 *

Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E., The Practice of Piety. Chapel Hill: Un of NC Press, 1982

Handy, Robert, Undermined Establishment: Church-State Relations in America, 1880-1920. Princeton, 1991

Hatch, Nathan O., The Democratization of American Christianity New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989 *

Hertzke, Allen D., Representing God in Washington: The Role of Religious Lobbies in American Polity. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1988

Hughes, Richard T. & Allen C. Leonard, Illusions of Innocence: Protestant Primitivism in America, 1630-1875. Chicago: Un of Chicago Press, 1988

Hutchison, William R. comp., American Protestant Thought: the Liberal Era. Harper & Row, 1968

Hutchison, William, R., The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism. Harvard un Press, 1976. *

Hutchison, William R., ed., Between the Times: The Travail of the Protestant Etablishment in America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989 [Essays]

Jorgensen, Joseph G., The Sun Dance Religion: Power for the Powerless. Un of Chicago Press, 1972

Lee, Martha F., The Nation of Islam. Syracuse Un Press.

Lincoln, C. Eric, and Lawrence H. Mamiya, The Black Church in the African American Experience, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1990

Lockhart, Malcolm, Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream. Harper & Row, 1990

Loftin, John D., Religion and Hopi Life in the Twentieth Century. Indiana Un Press, 1991

Malcolm X, Autobiography

McDannell, Colleen, The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900. Indiana Un Press, 1986

Marsden, George, Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism

Meyer, Donald B., The Protestant Search for Political Realism,1919-1941. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan Un. Press, 1988.

Meyer, Donald B., The Positive Thinkers: Popular Religious Psychology from Mary Baker Eddy to Norman Vincent Peale and Ronald Reagan. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press; Harper & Row, 1988.

Miller, Robert M., Harry Emerson Fosdick.

Moore, Lawrence R., Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans. Oxford Un Press, 1987. *

Niebuhr, Reinhold, Leaves from a Notebook from a Tamed Cynic [autobiography]

Noll, Mark. A., David W. Bebbington, & George Rawlyk, eds., Evangelicalism: Comparative Studies of Popular Protestantism, 1994.

Orsi, Robert A. The Madonna of 115 Street. Yale Un Press, 1985

Paris, Peter J. The Social Teachings of the Black Churches, Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985

Paris, Peter J. Black Religious Leaders: Conflict in Unity, Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991

Rabinowitz, Richard, The Spiritual Self in Everyday Life: The Transformation of Religious Expression in 19t-th Century New England. Northeastern Un Press, 1989

Raboteau, Albert J., Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. NY: Oxford, 1980

Reuther, R.R. & Rosemary Keller, eds., In Our Own voices: A Century of American Women's Religious Writing (New York: Harper Collins, 1995)

Roiphe, Anne, Generation Without Memory: A Jewish Journey in Christian America. Beacon: 1981

Stout, Harry S., The New England Soul: Preaching & Religious Culture in Colonial New England. Oxford: Oxford Un Press, 1986

Silk, Mark, Spiritual Politics: Religion and America Since World War II New York, Simon and Schuster, 1988*

Taves, Ann, The Household of Faith: Roman Catholic Devotions in Mid-19th-Century America. Notre Dame: Un of Notre Dame Press, 1986 *

Thomas, George M., Revivalism and Cultural Change. Chicago: Un of Chicago Press, 1989

Turner, James, Without God, Without Creed: Origins of Unbelief in America, Johns Hopkins Un Press, 1986

Tweed, Thomas A., The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844-1912. Indiana Un Press, 1992

Vaughan, Alden T. & Clark, Edward W. ed., Puritans Among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption. Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press, 1981

Wills, Garry, Under God: Religion and American Politics. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990 *

Wuthnow, Robert, The Restructuring of American Religion: Society & Faith since World War II. Princeton, NJ.: Princeton Un Press, 1988 *

Wuthnow, Robert, The Struggle for America's Soul: Evangelicals, Liberals, and Secularism. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1989 *