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Title American religious liberalism / edited by Leigh E. Schmidt and Sally M. Promey
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 416 pages) : illustrations
Series Religion in North America
Religion in North America.
Contents Introduction: The parameters and problematics of American religious liberalism / Leigh E. Schmidt -- Reading poetry religiously : the Walt Whitman fellowship and seeker spirituality / Michael Robertson -- The christology of niceness : Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Jesus novel, and sacred trivialities / Carrie Tirado Bramen -- Visible liberalism : liberal Protestant taste evangelism, 1850 and 1950 / Sally M. Promey -- Discovering imageless truths : the Bahá'í pilgrimage of Juliet Thompson, artist / Christopher G. White -- Where "deep streams flow, endlessly renewing" : metaphysical religion and "cultural evolution" in the art of Agnes Pelton / Nathan Rees -- "Citizens of all the world's temples" : cosmopolitan religion at Bell Street Chapel / Emily R. Mace -- Spiritual border-crossings in the U.S. women's rights movement / Kathi Kern -- "We build our temples for tomorrow" : racial ecumenism and religious liberalism in the Harlem Renaissance / Josef Sorrett -- Reading across the divide of faith : liberal Protestant book culture and interfaith encounters in print, 1921-1948 / Matthew S. Hedstrom -- The dominant, the damned, and the discs : on the metaphysical liberalism of Charles Fort and its afterlives / Jeffrey J. Kripal -- Liberal sympathies : Morris Jastrow and the science of religion / Kathryn Lofton -- Jewish liberalism through comparative lenses : reform Judaism and its liberal Christian counterparts / Yaakov Ariel -- Each attitude a syllable : the linguistic turn in William James's Varieties of religious experience / Lindsay V. Reckson -- Protestant pragmatism in China, 1919-1927 / Gretchen Boger -- Demarcating democracy : liberal Catholics, Protestants, and the discourse of secularism / K. Healan Gaston -- Religious liberalism and the liberal geopolitics of religion / Tracy Fessenden -- Afterword and commentary: Religious liberalism and ecumenical self-interrogation / David A. Hollinger
Summary Religious liberalism in America has often been equated with an ecumenical Protestant establishment. By contrast, American Religious Liberalism draws attention to the broad diversity of liberal cultures that shapes America's religious movements. The essays gathered here push beyond familiar tropes and boundaries to interrogate religious liberalism's dense cultural leanings by looking at spirituality in the arts, the politics and piety of religious cosmopolitanism, and the interaction between liberal religion and liberal secularism. Readers will find a kaleidoscopic view of many of the progre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Liberalism (Religion) -- United States.
United States -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Promey, Sally M., 1953-
Schmidt, Leigh Eric.
ISBN 0253002184 (electronic bk.)
9780253002181 (electronic bk.)