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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
"Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
In 1950, Christian Century ran a series of articles on twelve churches, some large, some small, each representing a strand of American mainline Protestantism. Now, nearly fifty years later, Randall Balmer--author and host of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory , the acclaimed book and PBS series on American evangelicism--has revisited each of these twelve... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99
How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"?. Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth centuryfrom Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.95 US$ 16.30
Prologue. 1. California Kickback. 2. Dallas Orthodoxy. 3. On Location. 4. Phoenix Prophet. 5. Adirondack Fundamentalism. 6. Georgia Charismatics. 7. Bible School. 8. Campaign Journal. 9. Mississippi Missions. 10. Bible Bazaar. 11. Episcopal Indians. 12. Camp Meeting. 13. City Crusade. 14. Oregon Jeremiad. Epilogue. Index more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
How did we go from John F. Kennedy declaring that religion should play no role in the elections to Bush saying, "I believe that God wants me to be president"? Historian Randall Balmer takes us on a tour of presidential religiosity in the last half of the twentieth century?from Kennedy's 1960 speech that proposed an almost absolute wall between American... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59
Examining the interaction of the Dutch and the English in colonial New York and New Jersey, this study charts the decline of European culture in North America. Balmer argues that the combination of political intrigue, English cultural imperialism, and internal socio-economic tensions eventually drove the Dutch away from their hereditary customs, language,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.18
From Oregon to Florida, Randall Balmer offers an immensely readable tour of the highways and byways of American evangelicalism. We visit a revival meeting in Florida, an Indian reservation in the Dakotas, a trade show for Christian booksellers, and a fundamentalist Bible camp in the Adirondacks. For this 25th-Anniversary edition, Balmer adds one new... more...
- Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 24.95
Evangelicalism has left its indelible mark on American history, politics, and culture. It is also true that currents of American populism and politics have shaped the nature and character of evangelicalism. This story of evangelicalism in America is thus riddled with paradox. Despite the fact that evangelicals, perhaps more than any other religious... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
When Joseph Smith ran for president as a radical protest candidate in 1844, Mormons were a deeply distrusted group in American society, and their efforts to enter public life were met with derision. When Mitt Romney ran for president as a Republican in 2008 and 2012, the public had come to regard Mormons as consummate Americans: patriotic, family-oriented,... more...