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- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99
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
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
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
Randall Balmer's Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory is an insightful and engaging journey into the world of conservative Christians in America. Originally published twenty-five years ago and the basis for an award-winning, three-part PBS documentary, this new edition is complete with a new chapter and an Afterward. In this immensely readable tour of... 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
Perhaps surprising in a country without a national church, religion has played a powerful role in American life. Now, in the new paperback edition of Religion in American Life, three of the country's most eminent historians of religion offer a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 16.99
"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...