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Religion in the United States

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Religion in the United States.
ed.: Cortiel, Jeanne ; Freitag, Kornelia ; Gerhardt, Christine ; Wala, Michael
Heidelberg : Winter , 2011 . - XVI, 318 p. - (American Studies ; 196 )
ISBN 978-3-8253-5864-8

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The idea that the cultural history of the United States has been shaped by religion(s) is a truism few would question. Scholars in American Studies, however, have been reluctant to engage this issue in a manner appropriate to its significance and complexity. This volume of scholarly articles approaches the challenges posed by the topic “religion in the United States” from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the ways in which religious heterogeneity, a multitude of religious practices and holy scriptures – as well as resistance to such religiosity – are interwoven with American literature, culture, and history.
The contributions address three general areas of interest: evangelical empowerment in the United States since the 1970s, religious interventions in major nineteenth-century American cultural conflicts, and contemporary negotiations of national/transnational narratives of religion and spirituality in fiction, film, and performance.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professorship American Studies > Professorship American Studies - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Institute for American Studies - BIFAS
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professorship American Studies
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 800 Literature > 810 American literature in English
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 07:42
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/7895