Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Religious Roots in America
Thomas Kidd has written several books on the Great Awakening and its influence on colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary America. God of Liberty seems to provide the broadest overview of the subject, focusing on the age old question, Was our nation founded on Christian values?
I think it would be interesting to look at religion in colonial and revolutionary America. Robert noted Making Haste from Babylon which goes back to the Mayflower and explores the very early religious life in America.
There is also Nathan Hatch's The Democratization of American Christianity, which explores the various strains of Protestantism in this country, as they grew out of the Second Great Awakening.
Feel free to suggest other titles if the topic interests you.