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Prophesies of godlessness : predictions of America's imminent secularization, from the Puritans to the present day / edited by Charles Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BL2525 .P76 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Religion
Subject(s) Secularization -- United States
Subject United States -- Forecasting
Physical Description xiii, 250 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: prophesies of godlessness / Christopher McKnight Nichols and Charles Mathewes -- Puritans and revolution: remembering the origin: religion and social critique in early New England / Wilson N. Brissett -- The early republic: Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of history and the future of American Christianity / Johann N. Neem -- The Romantic era: Emerson's churches of one / Matthew Mutter -- The Civil War: redeemer president and warrior prophet: Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, and evangelical Protestantism / Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh -- After the Civil War: Auguste Comte's theory of history crosses the Atlantic / Andrew Witmer -- The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: mastery, modern doubt, and the costs of progress / Christopher McKnight Nichols -- World War I and after: godlessness and the Scopes trial / Kevin M. Schultz -- The thirties to the fifties: totalitarianism and the second American Enlightenment / David Ciepley -- The sixties: secularization and the prophesies of freedom / Slavica Jakelić -- The seventies and eighties: a reversal of fortunes / Joseph E. Davis and David Franz -- From 11/9/1989 to 9/11/2001 and beyond: the return of Jeremiad and the specter of secularization / Joshua J. Yates -- Conclusion: Prophesies, in retrospect and prospect / Christopher McKnight Nichols and Charles Mathewes
Alternate Author Mathewes, Charles T., 1969-
Nichols, Christopher McKnight

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