Recommended Reading

Religion in American History & Politics: Suggestions for Further Reading

Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972; 2nd edition, with a chapter by David Hall, 2004.

Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986; updated edition, 2003.

Bozeman, Theodore Dwight. Protestants in an Age of Science: The Baconian Ideal and Antebellum American Relgious Thought. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1977.

Gaustad, Edwin S. and Leigh Schmidt. The Religious History of America: The Heart of the American Story from Colonial Times to Today. New York: HarperOne, 2004.

Evensen, Bruce J. God’s Man for the Gilded Age: D. L. Moody and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Hall, David D. A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life New England. New York: Knopf, 2011.

Kidd, Thomas S. God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

———. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Larsen, Edward J. Summer of the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Marsden, George M. Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1991.

———. The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

———. Fundamentalism and American Culture. New York: Oxford, 2006.

Miller, Randall M., Harry S. Stout, and Charles Reagan Wilson, eds. Religion and the American Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Miller, Steven P. The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years. New York: Oxford, 2014.

Murphy, Andrew R. Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11. New York: Oxford, 2008.

Noll, Mark A. America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. New York: Oxford, 2005.

Porterfield, Amanda. Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Smith, Christian (ed.). The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life. Berkley: University of California Press, 2003.

Swartz, David R. Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.

West, John G. The Politics of Revelation and Reason: Religion and Civic Life in the New Nation. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1996.

White, Ronald C., Jr. Social Gospel: Religion and Reform in Changing America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1976.

Worthen, Molly. Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. New York: Oxford, 2016.

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