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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Godly Letters: The Literature of the American Puritans . By Michael J. Colacurcio. Notre Dame, Ind.: Univ. of Notre Dame Press. 2006. xix, 650 pp. $50.00. Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race . By Gay Gibson Cima. New...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 191–192.
Published: 01 March 2001
... ennui, and strong boxes—will never mean the same thing again. Robert Blair St. George, University of Pennsylvania Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early Nineteenth-Century Black America. By Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2000. x, 216 pp. Cloth, $42.00; paper, $16.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Danielle Christmas Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic . By Stefan M. Wheelock . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2016 . xiii, 216 pp. Cloth , $69.50 ; paper, $29.50 ; e-book, $29.50 . Black Well...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 471–500.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Geographies: Robey Religion and Race in Women’s Holy Land Writings During a climactic scene in Maria Susanna Cum- mins’s novel El Fureidîs (1860), floodwaters surge upon the title vil- lage, an idyllic town nestled in the valley of Mount Lebanon. Havilah...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Dana Phillips Duke University Press 2006 Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present . By John Gatta. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 291 pp. Paper, $24.95. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Toni Wall Jaudon In a recent journal issue, Jordan Alexander Stein and Justine Murison observe that work on non-Protestant religions has the potential to upend conventional accounts of religion’s place in British America. Taking up that challenge, Jaudon’s essay discusses Revolutionary-era literary...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 459–461.
Published: 01 June 2012
...John Morán González Spiritual Mestizaje: Religion, Gender, Race, and Nation in Contemporary Chicana Narrative . By Delgadillo Theresa . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . xiv, 275 pp. Paper , $23.95 . Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El Sueño del Retorno . By Kanellos...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 177–178.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Laura Henigman Duke University Press 2007 New England's Crises and Cultural Memory: Literature, Politics, History, Religion, 1620-1860 . By John McWilliams. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 366 pp. $ 75.00. Book Reviews New England’s Crises and Cultural...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Culture . By Fenton Elizabeth . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xi, 178 pp. $65.00 . Strange Jeremiahs: Civil Religion and the Literary Imaginations of Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville, and W. E. B. DuBois . By Stewart Carole Lynn . Albuquerque : Univ. of New Mexico...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 628–631.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Cynthia Wu Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color . By Romero Channette . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . viii , 217 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shirley Samuels The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion . By Stokes Claudia . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2014 . 281 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book, $59.95 . Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... science-religion, religion-humanities, and humanities-science divides. Specifically, Powers reveals the extent to which genes are gaining sacrosanct status in U.S. culture, and in response offers a postsecular, metanarratival science fiction that contextualizes some of the more inflated rhetoric...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... contact between Indian religion and Protestantism that seeks to represent the phenomenology of secularity, to understand the motives for religious establishment, and to imagine postestablishment alternatives. The novel’s concluding vision of religious toleration achieved through sentimental domesticity...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Danielle Haque This essay argues that contemporary discourses around postsecularism in literature do not adequately express the concerns of Muslim American writers who are reimaging how they can practice their religion within the specificity of the US secular context. It examines the ways Mohja...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 December 2018
... apostate nation in need of Christian conversion. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Puritanism abolitionism Anglophilia US slavery and religion US oratory During the winter of 1620, when the May Flower , with her liberty-loving passengers, [was] buffeting the adverse waves of...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: the religious was before , and the secular came after . Today, these so-called secularization narratives are largely rejected. Religion in the present, we know, has not disappeared, and religion in the past, as Bryce Traister remarks, was not “the totalizing condition that it needed to have been in...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
... . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2015 . xiii, 394 pp. Paper , $39.95 ; e-book, $29.99 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 With these two impressive studies, further progress is made in the growing reinvestigation of the ways that religion and the Bible have been at...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: Resurgent Religion and World Politics . Washington, DC : Ethics and Public Policy Center ; and Grand Rapids, MI .: Eerdmans . Carter J. Kameron . 2008 . Race: A Theological Account . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . Casanova José . 1994 . Public Religions in the Modern World...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Phrenology, Anthropology, Sing Sing State Penitentiary, and Sex with the New Motive Power. By John Lardas Modern. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2011. xxxiv, 313 pp. $40.00. These books examine the relationship between religion and nineteenth- century American literature and culture from...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
... comparisons between Christian Puritans and Muslim radicals are misleading insofar as they associate political religion with the West’s past and Islam’s present. For example, Hashemi observes, “By the early twentieth century . . . it was assumed, mistakenly, that because religion’s normative relationship with...