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African American Islam  

Herbert Berg

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Sep 2015
The first Muslims arrived in the American colonies and later in the United States as African slaves. Although a few and noteworthy Muslim American slaves left written records of their ... More

African Americans and Religion  

Sylvester A. Johnson

Beginning with trans-Atlantic slavery, which forced hundreds of thousands of people into what is presently the United States, religion among African Americans consistently featured a ... More

Agency, Voluntarism, and Predestination in American Religion  

Peter J. Thuesen

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Sep 2017
In the free marketplace of religious ideas that is the United States, Americans have disagreed over many things. The form of church government, the proper way to worship, the extent of the ... More

Alternative Religious Movements and Race in America  

Emily Suzanne Clark

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Jan 2017
Alternative religious movements have played a significant role in American history. There is no easy definition for these types of groups; their ideas and practices vary. One clear ... More

American Foreign Mission Movement, c. 1870–1920s  

Tracy Neal Leavelle

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May 2018
The American foreign mission movement at the turn of the 20th century adopted as its watchword “the evangelization of the world in this generation.” The rapid expansion of missionary ... More

American Narratives of Sin and Salvation  

W. Clark Gilpin

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Dec 2017
Sin and salvation, as an interconnected pair of ideas, imply that human life as it is ordinarily lived has been diverted from its true good or distorted from its proper form. Taken ... More

American Protestant Foreign Missions after World War II  

David C. Kirkpatrick

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Jan 2018
After the Second World War, the drama of Protestant missions featured a diversifying cast of characters. Local actors in the Global South, alongside reform-minded missionaries from the ... More

American Religious Empire and the Caribbean  

Andrew R. McKee

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May 2018
America has been closely linked to the Caribbean since at least the Age of Revolutions. Across the Atlantic World, revolutions in France, Santo Domingo, and the eastern United States ... More

Apocalypticism in U.S. History  

Matthew Avery Sutton

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Aug 2016
Apocalypticism has had a powerful impact on American life. It has fostered among adherents a strong sense of purpose and personal identity, it has helped them interpret the challenges they ... More

Architecture, the Built Environment, and Religion in America  

Peter W. Williams

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Jan 2018
The development of religious architecture in what is now the United States is tied closely to continuing immigration and the development both of de facto and de jure religious pluralism. ... More

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