Completed revised and updated, this important study now includes a chapter on the resurgence of militant Protestantiam. Concentrating on the traditional hope of Protestant Americans that the nation would eventually become fully Christian and the efforts they exerted to realize this hope, Handy examines the role of recent events in renewing interest in the idea of the U.S. as a Christian civilization.
Robert T. Handy, Former Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary
Robert T. Handy is former Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary. He is one of the foremost historians of mainstream religion in America and the author of A History of the churches in the U.S. and Canada (1979).
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