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American Christianities

Catherine A. Brekus

American Christianities

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR515 .A48 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24853867M
    ISBN 109780807835159, 9780807872130
    LC Control Number2011020423

    He does this by translating original documents in Nahuatl and Maya and giving the background and analysis of each one. Wills praises the Anglo-American philosophers and statesmen of the late 17th American Christianities book 18th centuries, beginning with John Locke, who advocated toleration, disestablishment and humanitarian reform, and whose influence reached its height in the era of the American Revolution. He declares that the practice of reading interreligiously should not be confined to the spiritual elite; it is a daily necessity for all. These shortcomings make the end of the book less rewarding than the ingenious and thought-provoking pages that precede it. Wills quotes Mark Noll, the evangelical scholar, who describes the period as the only time of great evangelical decline in our history.

    A few decades later, by contrast, they made a heroine of Hannah Duston, who escaped captivity by killing 10 Indians with a hatchet, six of them children, and American Christianities book home their scalps for a bounty. One case involved a Maya religious assistant—tasked, among other things, with the responsibility of teaching the doctrine—whose religious text conveyed an unorthodox Christian-Maya view of the Creation. Then, inshe turned to the Bible and over the next several years formulated the notion of "Christian Science," embodied in the publication of her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Its essays by philosophers, historians, and religious scholars place the concerns of Indigenous, Afro-Latin, working-class, and queer historical actors at the center of decolonization strategies.

    However, Roman Catholics, who emphasize community and institution, have long been much more skeptical of capitalism. The tradition holds that matter has no real existence; thus, disease and illness are mental phenomena. These books allowed ecclesiastics and their assistants to convey something of Christianity to the natives. Wills is certainly pro-choice. He does this by translating original documents in Nahuatl and Maya and giving the background and analysis of each one.


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American Christianities by Catherine A. Brekus Download PDF Ebook

As the book originated mainly from a lecture series, at times certain themes repeat themselves, rendering the work redundant and less coherent. Is there anything else that weaves all the various traditions together? But evangelization efforts among native peoples were not monopolized by Catholics. When it comes to the point, however, Chavez gets just a page and Day is forgotten completely.

The book has some shortcomings, but they are few and far in between. To do so, it brings together English translations of Nahuatl and Maya texts of a similar genre i. Even at American Christianities book hundred-plus pages -- I cannot recommend it enough as essential reading for readers of this site.

American Christianities book, Wills focuses on two conclusions: First, Evangelical religious movements never go away, but ebb and flow; and secondly, that sometimes a combination of both views of Christianity yields good results.

However, Roman Catholics, who emphasize community and institution, have long been much more skeptical of capitalism. Some are apocalyptic that is, interested in the wrapping up of history.

Wills argues that only during the founding era could such a great break in history have occurred. Translated Christianities is the first book to provide readers American Christianities book English translations of a variety of Nahuatl and Maya religious texts.

Moreover, the book provides the first translation and American Christianities book of a Methodist catechism written American Christianities book Yucatec Maya to convert the Maya of Belize and Yucatan. This volume of twenty-two original essays, contributed by a group of prominent thinkers in American religious studies, provides a sophisticated understanding of both the diversity and the alliances among Christianities in the United States and the influences that have shaped churches and the nation in reciprocal ways.

Disestablishment had no precedents. Then, inshe turned to the Bible and over the next several years formulated the notion of "Christian Science," embodied in the publication of her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

First and foremost, these translations will give the English speaker access to the texts that conveyed Christianity to the natives. Mary Baker Eddy lived with a variety of health issues through the first half of her life, and explored all of the latest healing fads of the mids in the quest for relief.

He declares that the practice of reading interreligiously should not be confined to the spiritual elite; it is a daily necessity for all. These essays have also appeared in journals and have been revised.

Wills praises the Anglo-American philosophers and statesmen of the late 17th and 18th centuries, beginning with John Locke, who advocated toleration, disestablishment and humanitarian reform, and whose influence reached its height in the era of the American Revolution.

Wills notes that historians have recorded the antagonism of these forces Ahlstrom and even their incompatibility Mead. Yet [historian Richard] Carwardine completely ignores the Transcendentalists while trying to make improbable ties to the Evangelicals. This uncommon presentation of the translated texts is necessary for comparative insights into the Nahuatl and Maya works themselves, including authorial influence and their cultural, regional, and temporal adaptations.

But more importantly, Wills explains exactly how Rapture-based theology dovetails neatly with economic royalists who oppose economic reform Why reform this world? Mary Baker Eddy despaired that no Christian church she could find sufficiently embraced the doctrine of faith healing, and so she founded Christian Science.

For example, Hong Xiuquan, the leader of China's Taiping Rebellion in the mids, proclaimed himself "Christ's little brother", and Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church labeled "the Moonies" in the American press is considered by church members to be the second coming of Christ.Read "American Christianities A History of Dominance and Diversity" by available from Rakuten Kobo.

From the founding of the first colonies until the present, the influence of Brand: The University of North Carolina Press. American Christianities explores this paradoxical dynamic of dominance and diversity that are the true marks of a faith too often perceived as homogeneous and monolithic.

Contributors: Catherine L. Albanese, University of California, Santa Barbara James B. Bennett, Santa Clara University Edith Blumhofer, Wheaton College.

Decolonial Christianities

Oct 04,  · Gary Wills has won significant acclaim for his bestselling American Christianities book of religion and history. Here, for the first time, he combines both disciplines in a sweeping examination of Christianity in America throughout the last years.

Wills argues that the struggle now?as throughout our nation's history?is between the head and the heart, reason and emotion, enlightenment and Evangelism.Pdf and Heart: American Christianities Garry Wills, Author, Mel Foster, Read by, read by Mel Foster.

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Asian Christianities

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