The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Early American History Brill

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

Journal of Early American History, Volume 1 (2): 183 – Jan 1, 2011

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© 2011 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1877-0223
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1877-0703
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10.1163/187707011X585604
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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

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