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Head and heart : American Christianities, Garry Wills

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Head and heart : American Christianities
Title
Head and heart
Title remainder
American Christianities
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An examination of Christianity's place in American life through history, from the Puritans to the administration of George W. Bush. The struggle within American Christianity, historian Wills argues, has been between the head and the heart: reason and emotion, Enlightenment and Evangelism. 18th century America saw a religious revolution--an Enlightenment culture emerged whose hallmarks were tolerance for other faiths and a belief that religion was best divorced from political institutions. Wills shows how radical a departure this was, and shows the steps by which church-state separation was enshrined in the Constitution. He shows a repeating pattern in our history: a cooling of popular religious fervor, followed by an explosion in evangelical activity--generally during times of social transformation and anxiety--and then a backlash. Wills's message is to be vigilant against the triumph of emotions over reason, but to know that the tension between them is necessary, inevitable, and unending.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Garry
Dewey number
277.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR515
LC item number
.W494 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
Head and heart : American Christianities, Garry Wills
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0714/2007012631.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [554]-598) and index
Contents
Pre-Enlightenment religion -- Puritans -- Mary Dyer must die -- The Puritan psyche -- The Puritan conscience -- The Puritan intellect -- Preludes to Enlightenment -- Precursors : Samuel Sewall, Roger Williams -- Spur to Enlightenment : the Great Awakening -- Enlightened religion -- Unitarians -- Against the awakening -- Quakers -- Deists -- Disestablishment -- Beyond tolerance -- Jefferson's statute -- Madison's Remonstrance -- First Amendment -- Madisonian separation -- The romantic era -- Transcendentalism -- Schism in New England -- Emersonians -- Religion of the heart -- The second Great Awakening -- Schisms over slavery -- God of battles -- Religion in the Gilded Age -- Culture wars -- Doomsday or progress? -- Second-coming theology -- Second-coming politics -- The Social Gospel -- Reversals -- Evangelicals riding high -- Evangelicals brought low -- Religion in a radical time -- Religious nation -- Euphoria -- Great religious truce -- The rights revolution -- Evangelicals counterattack -- The Karl Rove era -- Faith-based government -- Ecumenical Karl -- Life after Rove -- Epilogue : Separation not suppression
Control code
ocn122309283
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
626 p.
Isbn
9781594201462
Lccn
2007012631
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o122309283
  • (OCoLC)122309283
Label
Head and heart : American Christianities, Garry Wills
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0714/2007012631.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [554]-598) and index
Contents
Pre-Enlightenment religion -- Puritans -- Mary Dyer must die -- The Puritan psyche -- The Puritan conscience -- The Puritan intellect -- Preludes to Enlightenment -- Precursors : Samuel Sewall, Roger Williams -- Spur to Enlightenment : the Great Awakening -- Enlightened religion -- Unitarians -- Against the awakening -- Quakers -- Deists -- Disestablishment -- Beyond tolerance -- Jefferson's statute -- Madison's Remonstrance -- First Amendment -- Madisonian separation -- The romantic era -- Transcendentalism -- Schism in New England -- Emersonians -- Religion of the heart -- The second Great Awakening -- Schisms over slavery -- God of battles -- Religion in the Gilded Age -- Culture wars -- Doomsday or progress? -- Second-coming theology -- Second-coming politics -- The Social Gospel -- Reversals -- Evangelicals riding high -- Evangelicals brought low -- Religion in a radical time -- Religious nation -- Euphoria -- Great religious truce -- The rights revolution -- Evangelicals counterattack -- The Karl Rove era -- Faith-based government -- Ecumenical Karl -- Life after Rove -- Epilogue : Separation not suppression
Control code
ocn122309283
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
626 p.
Isbn
9781594201462
Lccn
2007012631
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o122309283
  • (OCoLC)122309283

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