Journal of Early American History 1 (2011) 183–188 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187707011X585604 brill.nl/jeah J O U R N A L O F E A R LY AMERICAN H I S T O R Y Book Reviews Th e Blackwell Companion to Religion in America . Edited by Philip Goﬀ . Malden, MA and Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2010. 729 pp. € 133.76. ISBN 978-1-4051-6936-3 (hardcover). With this “companion”, Philip Goﬀ , Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture and Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, intends to oﬀ er a collection of essays on the most important topics of America’s Religious Studies. Supported by a team of 44 authors, established and less-established scholars, this volume’s aim is to provide an overview of America’s ( i.e. the United States of America’s) religious landscape and the way that scholars of Religious Studies think about religions and denominations today. In his introductory chapter (part I), Goﬀ emphasizes rightly that religious history has often been written from the speciﬁ c religious group’s or denomination’s perspective. Th e 21 st century, however, seems to foster approaches that structure America’s
Journal of Early American History – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
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