Synopses & Reviews
A Dynamic Account of Religion's Central Role in American History
“A well-balanced enhancement of an excellent work...recommended.” Library Journal
“Stands among the very best of the American religious histories.” Dr. E. Brooks Holifield, Charles Howard Candler Professor, Emory University
“An immensely valuable resource ... adds texture and nuance to avery complicated story, making a classic textbook even better.” Gary Laderman, Associate Professor of American Religious History and Cultures, Emory University
“A comprehensive, graceful narrative that truly represents the pluralism, momentum, and vitality of American religious life.” Amanda Porterfield, Professor of History, University of Wyoming
“How wonderful that Gaustad will become the indispensable 21st century tool for the students of American religion.” Peter J. Gomes, author of The Good Life
“... more comprehensive, more illuminating, and more up-to-date in this new edition with Leigh E. Schmidt.” Mark A. Noll, Professor of History, Whea ton College
About the Author
Edwin S. Gaustad is a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. He is a noted church historian and the author of over a dozen books, including The Great Awakening in New England, Dissent in American Religion,
and A Religious History of America.
Leigh Eric Schmidt is professor of religion at Princeton University and the co-author with Edwin S. Gaustad of The Religious History of America. Widely published as a cultural historian, essayist, and reviewer, he has won book prizes from the American Studies Association, the American Society of Church History, and the American Academy of Religion.