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Reforming Sodom

by Heather R. White The University of North Carolina Press (July 24, 2015)

With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, Heather R. White challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious and...


Migrating Faith

by Daniel Ramírez The University of North Carolina Press (September 14, 2015)

Daniel Ramirez's history of twentieth-century Pentecostalism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands begins in Los Angeles in 1906 with the eruption of the Azusa Street Revival. The Pentecostal phenomenon--characterized...


Strangers Below

by Joshua Guthman The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2015)

Before the Bible Belt fastened itself across the South, competing factions of evangelicals fought over their faith's future, and a contrarian sect, self-named the Primitive Baptists, made its stand. Joshua Guthman...


Hittin' the Prayer Bones

by Anderson Blanton The University of North Carolina Press (July 29, 2015)

In this work, Anderson Blanton illuminates how prayer, faith, and healing are intertwined with technologies of sound reproduction and material culture in the charismatic Christian worship of southern Appalachia....


The Last Puritans

by Margaret Bendroth The University of North Carolina Press (August 12, 2015)

Congregationalists, the oldest group of American Protestants, are the heirs of New England's first founders. While they were key characters in the story of early American history, from Plymouth Rock and the...


St. Francis of America

by Patricia Appelbaum The University of North Carolina Press (July 28, 2015)

How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently presiding over...


In Pursuit of the Almighty's Dollar

by James Hudnut-Beumler The University of North Carolina Press (March 05, 2007)

Every day of the week in contemporary America (and especially on Sundays) people raise money for their religious enterprises--for clergy, educators, buildings, charity, youth-oriented work, and more. In a fascinating...


Choosing the Jesus Way

by Angela Tarango The University of North Carolina Press (April 21, 2014)

Choosing the Jesus Way uncovers the history and religious experiences of the first American Indian converts to Pentecostalism. Focusing on the Assemblies of God denomination, the story begins in 1918, when white...


A Blessed Company

by John K. Nelson The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In this book, John Nelson reconstructs everyday Anglican religious practice and experience in Virginia from the end of the seventeenth century to the start of the American Revolution. Challenging previous characterizations...


A Reforming People

by David D. Hall The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2012)

In this revelatory account of the people who founded the New England colonies, historian David D. Hall compares the reforms they enacted with those attempted in England during the period of the English Revolution....


Come Shouting to Zion

by Sylvia R. Frey & Betty Wood The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The conversion of African-born slaves and their descendants to Protestant Christianity marked one of the most important social and intellectual transformations in American history. Come Shouting to Zion is the...


Original Sin and Everyday Protestants

by Andrew S. Finstuen The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2009)

In the years following World War II, American Protestantism experienced tremendous growth, but conventional wisdom holds that midcentury Protestants practiced an optimistic, progressive, complacent, and materialist...


Women in the Church of God in Christ

by Anthea D. Butler The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2012)

The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), an African American Pentecostal denomination founded in 1896, has become the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States today. In this first major study of the...


Protestants in an Age of Science

by Theodore Dwight Bozeman The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

Since Princeton College and Princeton Seminary were major radii of Realist influence, the conservative Presbyterianism headquartered there is an ideal choice for a case study in the American impact of Baconianism....


The Gospel of Freedom and Power

by Sarah E. Ruble The University of North Carolina Press (September 17, 2012)

In the decades after World War II, Protestant missionaries abroad were a topic of vigorous public debate. From religious periodicals and Sunday sermons to novels and anthropological monographs, public conversations...


Into the Pulpit

by Elizabeth H. Flowers The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2012)

The debate over women's roles in the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative ascendance is often seen as secondary to theological and biblical concerns. Elizabeth Flowers argues, however, that for both moderate...