North American Religions


Albanese, Catherine L. A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

Ammerman, Nancy Tatom. Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Berger, Peter, Grace Davie, and Effie Fokas. Religious America, Secular Europe? A Theme and Variations. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2008.

Butler, Jon et al. “Religion and the Historical Profession.” The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere, December 30, 2009. Accessed August 20, 2015. http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2009/12/30/religion-and-the-historical-profession/.

Davidman, Lynn. Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Eck, Diana. “Frontiers of Faith: Religious Pluralism and Our Common Future.” Stendahl Memorial Lecture, Stockholm, October 14, 2012. Accessed November 12, 2015. https://www.svenskakyrkan.se/default.aspx?id=D1018446.

Finke, Roger and Rodney Stark. “How the Upstart Sects Won America: 1776-1850.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28 no. 1 (March 1989): 27-44.

Hatch, Nathan O. The Democratization of American Christianity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989

Hollinger, David A. “The Accommodation of Protestant Christianity with the Enlightenment: An Old Drama Still Being Enacted.” Daedalus 141 no. 1 (Winter 2012): 76-88.

—. “After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Ecumenical Protestantism and the Modern American Encounter with Diversity.” Journal of American History 98 no. 1 (June 2011): 21-48.

Iannacone, Laurence R., Roger Finke, and Rodney Stark. “Deregulating Religion: The Economics of Church and State.” Economic Inquiry 35 no. 2 (April 1997): 350-64.

Levitt, Peggy. “God Needs No Passport: Trying to Define the New Boundaries of Belonging.” Harvard Divinity Bulletin 34 no. 3 (Autumn 2006). Accessed June 6, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110606134228/http://www.hds.harvard.edu/news/bulletin_mag/articles/34-3_levitt.html.

Marti, Gerardo and Gladys Ganiel. The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Martin, Lerone A. Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

McKinnon, Andrew M. “Ideology and the Market Metaphor in Rational Choice Theory of Religion: A Rhetorical Critique of ‘Religious Economies.’” Critical Sociology 39 no. 4 (July 2013): 529-43.

Noll, Mark. “Jeckyl or Hyde? Two Stories about American Evangelicals.” Books and Culture: A Christian Review, Christianity Today, March/April 2015. Accessed December 28, 2015. http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2015/marapr/jekyll-or-hyde.html.

Orsi, Robert A. Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Orsi, Robert A. et al. “Four Responses to ‘Belief Unbracketed.’” Harvard Divinity Bulletin 32 no. 6 (Summer 2004): 16-18.

Pew Research Center: Religion and Public Life. “America’s Changing Religious Landscape: Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow.” May 12, 2015. Accessed December 28, 2015. http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/.

Porterfield, Amanda. Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

—. “Religious Pluralism in Religious Studies.” Florida State University. Accessed November 12, 2015. https://religion.fsu.edu/documents/Porterfield_Pluralism.pdf.

Prothero, Stephen. “Belief Unbracketed: A Case for the Religion Scholar to Reveal More of Where He or She Is Coming From.” Harvard Divinity Bulletin 32 no. 2 (Winter/Spring 2004): 10-11.

Schmalzbauer, John. “Sociological Approaches.” In Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, 2109-17. Washington, DC: CQPress, 2010.

Schultz, Kevin M. and Paul Harvey. “Everywhere and Nowhere: Recent Trends in American Religious History and Historiography.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 78 no. 1 (March 2010): 129-62.

Sherkat, Darren. Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Spickard, James. “What Is Happening to Religion? Six Sociological Narratives.” Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 19 no. 1 (2006): 13-29.

Sutton, Matthew Avery. American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.

Warner, R. Stephen. “Work in Progress Toward a New Paradigm for the Sociological Study of Religion in the United States.” American Journal of Sociology 98 no. 5 (March 1993): 1044-93.

Wilson, Jeff. Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.