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Protestantism in America: A Narrative History by Jerald C. Brauer


Jerald C. Brauer is Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor and Professor of History of Christianity, formerly Dean of the Divinity School, University of Chicago. He is also Editor of The Westminster Dictionary of Church History. Published by The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1965. This material was prepared for Religion Online by Ted and Winnie Brock.


Suggestions for Further Reading


Barnes, Gilbert Hobbs, The Anti-Slavery Impulse 183 -1844. D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1933.

Billington, Ray Allen, The Protestant Crusade 1800-1860. Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1938.

Braden, Charles Samuel, These Also Believe. The Macmillan Company, 1950.

Carter, Paul A., The Decline and Revival of the Social Gospel. Cornell University Press, 1956.

Clark, Elmer T., The Small Sects in America. Cokesbury Press, 1937.

Cross, Whitney R., The Burned-Over District. Cornell University Press, 1950.

Ellis, John Tracy, American Catholicism. The University of Chicago Press, 1956.

-----------, Documents of American Catholic History. Bruce Publishing Company, 2d. ed., 1962.

Furniss, Norman F., The Fundamentalist Controversy 1918-1931. Yale University Press, 1954.

Gaustad, Edwin Scott, The Great Awakening in New England. Harper & Brothers, 1957.

Glazer, Nathan, American Judaism. The University of Chicago Press, 1957.

Goodykoontz, Colin Brummitt, Home Missions on the American Frontier. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1939.

Koch, Adrienne, The American Enlightenment. George Braziller, Inc., 1965.

Koch, G. Adolf, Republican Religion. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1933.

Latourette, Kenneth Scott, The Great Century (A History of the Expansion of Christianity, Vol. IV). Harper & Brothers, 1941.

McLoughlin, William O., Jr., Modern Revivalism. The Ronald Press Co., 1959.

Marty, Martin E., The New Shape of American Religion. Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1959.

Maxson, Charles Hartshorn, The Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies. The University of Chicago Press, 1920.

May, Henry F., Protestant Churches and Industrial America. Harper & Brothers, 1949.

Mead, Sidney E., The Lively Experiment. Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1963.

Miller, Perry, The New England Mind: From Colony to Province. Harvard University Press, 1953.

Niebuhr, H. Richard, The Kingdom of God in America. Willett, Clark & Company, 1937.

-----------, The Social Sources of Denominationalism. Henry Holt & Company, Inc., 1929.

Simpson, Alan, Puritanism in Old and New England. The University of Chicago Press, 1955.

Smith, H. Shelton, Handy, Robert T., Loetscher, Lefferts A., American Christianity. 2 vols. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1960, 1963.

Smith, Timothy L., Revivalism and Social Reform. Abingdon Press, 1957.

Stokes, Anson Phelps, and Pfeffer, Leo, Church and State in the United States. Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1964.

Sweet, William Warren, Revivalism in America. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945.

Tillich, Paul, The Protestant Era. The University of Chicago Press, 1951.

Tyler, Alice Felt, Freedom’s Ferment. University of Minnesota Press, 1944.

Weatherford, W. D., American Churches and the Negro. Christopher Publishing House, 1957.

Weisberger, Bernard A., They Gathered at the River. Little, Brown and Company, 1958.

Suggestions For Further Reading

CHAPTER I

H. Shelton Smith, Robert T. Handy, and Lefferts A. Loetscher, American Christianity, Vol. I, pp. 20-35, 41-65, 82-114, 123-126.

John Tracy Ellis, American Catholicism, pp. 1-39.

John Tracy Ellis, Documents of American Catholic History, 2d. ed., pp. 1-93.

H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America, pp. 17-44.

Alan Simpson, Puritanism in Old and New England, pp. 1-60.

CHAPTER 2

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 35-40, 114-123, 126-140, 143-183, 197-229, 231-271.

Ellis, American Catholicism, pp. 1-39.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 95-124.

Nathan Glazer, American Judaism, pp. 1-21.

Sidney E. Mead, The Lively Experiment, pp. 16-27.

Perry Miller, The New England Mind: From Colony to Province, pp. 19-26, 82-104, 173-190, 367-384, 481-485.

Niebuhr, Kingdom of God in America, pp. 45-126, 164-198.

CHAPTER 3

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 276-292, 295-297, 310- 371, 398-407.

Edwin Scott Gaustad, The Great Awakening in New England, pp. 102-140.

Charles Hartshorn Maxson, The Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies, pp. 139-151.

Mead, pp. 27-37.

Miller, pp. 105-118.

Niebuhr, Kingdom of God in America, pp. 88-163.

CHAPTER 4

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 374-414, 419-442, 448-450.

Ellis, American Catholicism, pp. 40-81.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 124-141.

Mead, pp. 38-54.

CHAPTER 5

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 442-448, 450-459, 465-475.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 142-197.

Mead, pp. 55-71.

Glazer, pp. 43-59.

H. Richard Niebuhr, Social Sources of Denominationalism, pp. 54-76.

Anson Phelps Stokes and Leo Pfeffer, Church and State in the United States, pp. 3-82.

CHAPTER 6

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 481-516, 545-547, 559-576.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 197-325, 329-342, 405-408.

Mead, pp. 90-133.

Niebuhr, Social Sources of Denominationalism, pp. 3-25.

CHAPTER 7

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 519-545; Vol. II, pp. 10-28, 42-48.

Whitney R. Cross, The Burned-Over District, pp. 1-51, 353-357.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 269-272.

William G. McLoughlin, Jr., Modern Revivalism, pp. 3-11.

Timothy L. Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, pp. 45-62, 225-237.

CHAPTER 8

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 576-586; Vol. II, pp. 28-36, 66-79, 92-105, 108-112.

Ray Allen Billington, The Protestant Crusade 1800-1860, pp. 1-25.

Adrienne Koch, The American Enlightenment, pp. 19-48.

G. Adolf Koch, Republican Religion, pp. 3-27, 285-298.

CHAPTER 9

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. 1, pp. 547-577; Vol. II, pp. 48- 58, 88-92.

Cohn Brummitt Goodykoontz, Home Missions on the American Frontier, pp. 15-39, 406-427.

Kenneth Scott Latourette, The Great Century (A History of the Expansion of Christianity, Vol. IV), pp. 175-462.

CHAPTER 10

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 273-276, 586-596; Vol. II, pp. 80-84, 119-164.

Niebuhr, Kingdom of God in America, pp. 164-198.

Alice Felt Tyler, Freedom’s Ferment, pp. 47-224.

CHAPTER 11

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. I, pp. 292-295; Vol. II, pp. 167-210.

Gilbert Hobbs Barnes, The Anti-Slavery Impulse 1830 -1844.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 322-329.

Niebuhr, Social Sources of Denominationalism, pp. 187-199.

Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, pp. 178-224.

CHAPTER 12

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 215-221, 270-275.

Ellis, American Catholicism, pp. 82-121.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 342-383.

Glazer, pp. 60-78, 151-152.

Mead, pp. 72-89.

W. D. Weatherford, American Churches and the Negro.

CHAPTER 13

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 36-41, 320-324.

McLoughlin, pp. 523-530.

William Warren Sweet, Revivalism in America, pp. 162-182.

Bernard A. Weisberger, They Gathered at the River, pp. 175-265.

CHAPTER 14

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 215-253, 255-270, 276-282, 290-306, 309-317, 324-332.

Charles Samuel Braden, These Also Believe.

Elmer T. Clark, The Small Sects in America, pp. 7-29.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 385-391, 490-507, 533-545.

Norman F. Furniss, The Fundamentalist Controversy 1918 - 1931, pp. 14-45.

Mead, pp. 134-156, 168-175, 183-187.

CHAPTER 15

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 282-290, 359-394, 401-414.

Paul A. Carter, The Decline and Revival of the Social Gospel, pp. 3-28.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 391-393, 428-437, 440-459, 485-490, 507-509, 561-564, 585-617, 621-625, 642-654.

Henry F. May, Protestant Churches and Industrial America, pp. 263-265.

Mead, pp. 156-168, 175-183.

Smith, Revivalism and Social Reform, pp. 148-162.

CHAPTER 16

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 345-356, 394-401.

Ellis, American Catholicism, pp. 124-159.

Glazer, pp. 79-105.

Carter, pp. 31-45.

CHAPTER 17

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 332-336, 419-443, 505-536, 563-585.

Ellis, American Catholicism, pp. 122-159.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 620-621.

Carter, pp. 220-231.

Glazer, pp. 106-149.

Weisberger, pp. 266-274.

Paul Tillich, The Protestant Era, pp. 261-269.

CHAPTER 18

Smith, Handy, Loetscher, Vol. II, pp. 443 -502, 536-562, 585-611.

Ellis, Documents, pp. 617-620, 642-654.

Martin E. Marty, The New Shape of American Religion, pp. 1-8.

Stokes and Pfeffer, pp. 351-446.

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