The Resource The chance of salvation : a history of conversion in America, Lincoln A. Mullen

The chance of salvation : a history of conversion in America, Lincoln A. Mullen

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The chance of salvation : a history of conversion in America
Title
The chance of salvation
Title remainder
a history of conversion in America
Statement of responsibility
Lincoln A. Mullen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Chance of Salvation offers a history of conversions in the United States which shows how religious identity came to be a matter of choice. Shortly after the American Revolution, people in the United States increasingly encountered an expanded array of religious options. Evangelical Protestants began an effort to convert Americans, while developing new practices that emphasized conversion as an immediate choice. Their missionary effort extended to Native American nations such as the Cherokee in the Southeast, who received Christianity on their own terms. Enslaved and newly freed African Americans likewise created a variety of Christian conversion that was centered on religious hope and eschatological expectation. Mormons, drawing on earlier Protestant practices and beliefs, enthusiastically proselytized for a new tradition that emphasized individual choice and free will. By uncovering the way that religious identity is structured as an obligatory decision, this book explains why Americans change their religions so much, and why the United States is both highly religious in terms of religious affiliation and very secular in the sense that no religion is an unquestioned default.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mullen, Lincoln A.
Dewey number
248.2/40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR517
LC item number
.M85 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conversion
  • Proselytizing
  • Religious pluralism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Christianity
  • Conversion
  • Interfaith relations
  • Proselytizing
  • Religious pluralism
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The chance of salvation : a history of conversion in America, Lincoln A. Mullen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Religion as choice -- Prayer: Protestant converts and the sinner's prayer -- Gift: Cherokee converts and the reception of missions -- Hope: African American converts and the jubilee -- Kingdom: Mormon converts and the primitive gospel -- Sincerity: Jewish converts and resistance to missions -- Repose: Catholic converts and the rejection of the sect system -- Conclusion William James and obligatory choice
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780674975620
Lccn
2017003962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994144474
  • 1635118
  • (OCoLC)ocn994144474
  • 1635118
Label
The chance of salvation : a history of conversion in America, Lincoln A. Mullen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Religion as choice -- Prayer: Protestant converts and the sinner's prayer -- Gift: Cherokee converts and the reception of missions -- Hope: African American converts and the jubilee -- Kingdom: Mormon converts and the primitive gospel -- Sincerity: Jewish converts and resistance to missions -- Repose: Catholic converts and the rejection of the sect system -- Conclusion William James and obligatory choice
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780674975620
Lccn
2017003962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)994144474
  • 1635118
  • (OCoLC)ocn994144474
  • 1635118

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