Religion in America since 1945 : a history / Patrick Allitt.

By: Allitt, Patrick
Material type: TextTextSeries: Columbia histories of modern American lifePublisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2003Description: xv, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 0231121547 (alk. paper)Subject(s): United States -- Religion -- 1945-LOC classification: BL2525 | .A44 2003
Contents:
1. Anxious victory: 1945-1952 -- The war's end -- The American religious landscape -- Cold War of the spirit -- Spiritual peace in the 1940s -- 2. Religion and materialism: 1950-1970 -- Fighting godless communism -- Religious intellectuals in the 1950s -- Eisenhower spirituality -- Church buildings -- 3. Religion, respect, and social change: 1955-1968 -- African American religion -- The civil rights movement begins -- White Christians and civil rights -- Nonviolence in decline -- Mormon America -- 4. New frontiers and old boundaries: 1960-1969 -- The Catholic president -- The supreme court and religion in schools -- Vietnam, part I -- Radical theology -- Catholic reform -- 5. Shaking the foundation, 1963-1972 -- American Judaism -- Vietnam, part II -- Catholic challenges to church discipline -- African American religion after king -- 6. Alternative religious worlds: 1967-1982 -- Space travel -- Feminism and ministry -- Feminist theology -- New religions, "cults," and their critics -- Asian spirituality in American dress -- 7. Evangelicals and politics: 1976-1990 -- Jimmy Carter and the evangelical presidency -- The new Christian right and the Reagan campaign -- The abortion controversy -- Wives and mothers -- 8. The Christian quest for justice and wisdom: 1980-1995 -- The antinuclear movement -- Sanctuary -- Creationism and evolution -- Christian academies and home schooling -- 9. Profits, profligates, and prophets: 1987-1995 -- The Evangelical scandals -- A minister in the White House? -- American Islam -- 10. The new world order: 1989-1999 -- End of the Cold War -- Religion and violence -- Environmental spirituality -- Megachurches -- 11. Fears, threats, and promises: 1990-2000 -- Homosexuality and religion -- Promise keepers -- Millennial expectation -- 12. The new millennium: 2001 -- Religion ar ground zero.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-299) and index.

1. Anxious victory: 1945-1952 -- The war's end -- The American religious landscape -- Cold War of the spirit -- Spiritual peace in the 1940s -- 2. Religion and materialism: 1950-1970 -- Fighting godless communism -- Religious intellectuals in the 1950s -- Eisenhower spirituality -- Church buildings -- 3. Religion, respect, and social change: 1955-1968 -- African American religion -- The civil rights movement begins -- White Christians and civil rights -- Nonviolence in decline -- Mormon America -- 4. New frontiers and old boundaries: 1960-1969 -- The Catholic president -- The supreme court and religion in schools -- Vietnam, part I -- Radical theology -- Catholic reform -- 5. Shaking the foundation, 1963-1972 -- American Judaism -- Vietnam, part II -- Catholic challenges to church discipline -- African American religion after king -- 6. Alternative religious worlds: 1967-1982 -- Space travel -- Feminism and ministry -- Feminist theology -- New religions, "cults," and their critics -- Asian spirituality in American dress -- 7. Evangelicals and politics: 1976-1990 -- Jimmy Carter and the evangelical presidency -- The new Christian right and the Reagan campaign -- The abortion controversy -- Wives and mothers -- 8. The Christian quest for justice and wisdom: 1980-1995 -- The antinuclear movement -- Sanctuary -- Creationism and evolution -- Christian academies and home schooling -- 9. Profits, profligates, and prophets: 1987-1995 -- The Evangelical scandals -- A minister in the White House? -- American Islam -- 10. The new world order: 1989-1999 -- End of the Cold War -- Religion and violence -- Environmental spirituality -- Megachurches -- 11. Fears, threats, and promises: 1990-2000 -- Homosexuality and religion -- Promise keepers -- Millennial expectation -- 12. The new millennium: 2001 -- Religion ar ground zero.

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