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  • Mary Lyon and the Mount Holyoke Missionariesby Amanda Porterfield

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    This work looks at the life and work of Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon, and the missionary women trained by her. Their activities in various parts of the world made major contributions to cultural change and the development of new cultures, and enabled women to break into public life. more...

  • Female Piety in Puritan New Englandby Amanda Porterfield

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 99.99

    This treatise documents the claim that, for Puritan men and women alike, the ideals of selfhood were conveyed by female images. It argues that these images taught self-control, shaped pious ideals and established the standards against which the moral character of real women was measured. more...

  • Healing in the History of Christianityby Amanda Porterfield

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Changes in healing beliefs and practices offer a window into changes in religious authority, church structure, and ideas about sanctity, resurrection, and the kingdom of God. This book chronicles these changes, and sheds light on the universality of religious healing. It offers ideas, rituals, and experiences of healing in Christian history. more...

  • American Religious Historyby Amanda Porterfield

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    In this outstanding historical reader, the editor has gathered nine essays and over thirty primary documents to present a coherent picture of the history of American religion. more...

  • Conceived in Doubtby Amanda Porterfield

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Americans have long acknowledged a deep connection between evangelical religion and democracy in the early days of the republic. This is a widely accepted narrative that is maintained as a matter of fact and tradition—and in spite of evangelicalism’s more authoritarian and reactionary aspects. In Conceived in Doubt , Amanda Porterfield... more...

  • Religion on Campusby Conrad Cherry; Betty A. DeBerg; Amanda Porterfield

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 26.00

    Religion on Campus is an indispensable resource for all who want to understand what religion really means to today's undergraduates. To explore firsthand how college students understand, practice, and learn about religion, the authors visited four very different U.S. campuses: a Roman Catholic university in the East, a state university in the West,... more...

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