Reviews

Author: 
Kathryn Lofton
Reviewer: 
L. Benjamin Rolsky

Rolsky on Lofton, 'Consuming Religion'


Kathryn Lofton. Consuming Religion. Class 200: New Studies in Religion Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 352 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-48209-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-48193-7; $29.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-226-48212-5.

Reviewed by L. Benjamin Rolsky (Monmouth University)
Published on H-AmRel (November, 2017)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
Sylvester A. Johnson
Reviewer: 
Shari L. Rabin

Rabin on Johnson, 'African American Religions, 1500-2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom'


Sylvester A. Johnson. African American Religions, 1500-2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 438 pp. $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-15700-1.

Reviewed by Shari L. Rabin (College of Charleston)
Published on H-AmRel (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
David Harrington Watt
Reviewer: 
L. Benjamin Rolsky

Rolsky on Watt, 'Antifundamentalism in Modern America'


David Harrington Watt. Antifundamentalism in Modern America. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4827-0.

Reviewed by L. Benjamin Rolsky (Monmouth University)
Published on H-AmRel (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Religion, Antifundamentalism, and the Study of American Religious History

Author: 
Angela Tarango
Reviewer: 
Matthew Dougherty

Dougherty on Tarango, 'Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle'


Angela Tarango. Choosing the Jesus Way: American Indian Pentecostals and the Fight for the Indigenous Principle. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 234 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-1292-8.

Reviewed by Matthew Dougherty (University of North Carolina)
Published on H-AmRel (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
E. J. Dionne Jr.
Reviewer: 
L. Benjamin Rolsky

Rolsky on Dionne Jr., 'Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond'


E. J. Dionne Jr. Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 544 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-6379-8.

Reviewed by L. Benjamin Rolsky (Drew University)
Published on H-AmRel (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Religion, Conservatism, and the Fundamentalization of the GOP

Author: 
John G. Turner
Reviewer: 
Kyle Beshears

Beshears on Turner, 'The Mormon Jesus: A Biography'


John G. Turner. The Mormon Jesus: A Biography. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2016. 368 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73743-3.

Reviewed by Kyle Beshears (University of Mobile)
Published on H-AmRel (December, 2016)
Commissioned by John D. Wilsey

Thinking Historically about the Mormon Jesus

Author: 
Robert A. Orsi
Reviewer: 
Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Nabhan-Warren and Park and Pasquier on Orsi, 'History and Presence'


Robert A. Orsi. History and Presence. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04789-1.

Reviewed by Kristy Nabhan-Warren (University of Iowa) and Adam Park (Florida State University) and Michael Pasquier (Louisiana State University)
Published on H-AmRel (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Michael Graziano

Review Forum on Robert Orsi's History and Presence

Author: 
Shelby M. Balik
Reviewer: 
Mary K. Cayton

Cayton on Balik, 'Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England's Religious Geography'


Shelby M. Balik. Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England's Religious Geography. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2014. xv + 295 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01210-4.

Reviewed by Mary K. Cayton (The Ohio State University)
Published on H-AmRel (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
John Demos
Reviewer: 
John Frederick Bell

Bell on Demos, 'The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic'


John Demos. The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic. New York: Vintage, 2014. 368 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-679-78112-7.

Reviewed by John Frederick Bell (Harvard University)
Published on H-AmRel (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
Jessica M. Parr
Reviewer: 
Emily Conroy-Krutz

Conroy-Krutz on Parr, 'Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon'


Jessica M. Parr. Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015. 235 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62846-198-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4968-0963-6.

Reviewed by Emily Conroy-Krutz (Michigan State University)
Published on H-AmRel (July, 2016)
Commissioned by John D. Wilsey

The Ironic and Iconic George Whitefield

Author: 
Hadley Kruczek-Aaron
Reviewer: 
Matthew Dougherty

Dougherty on Kruczek-Aaron, 'Everyday Religion: An Archaeology of Protestant Belief and Practice in the Nineteenth Century'


Hadley Kruczek-Aaron. Everyday Religion: An Archaeology of Protestant Belief and Practice in the Nineteenth Century. Gainseville: University Press of Florida, 2015. 250 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6108-5.

Reviewed by Matthew Dougherty (University of North Carolina)
Published on H-AmRel (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
John W. Compton
Reviewer: 
John Young

Young on Compton, 'The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution'


John W. Compton. The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. 272 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72679-6.

Reviewed by John Young (University of Alabama)
Published on H-AmRel (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
Regina D. Sullivan, Monte Harrell Hampton, eds.
Reviewer: 
Shari L. Rabin

Rabin on Sullivan and Hampton, 'Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews'


Regina D. Sullivan, Monte Harrell Hampton, eds. Varieties of Southern Religious History: Essays in Honor of Donald G. Mathews. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2015. 296 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-489-2.

Reviewed by Shari L. Rabin (College of Charleston)
Published on H-AmRel (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
Timothy E. W. Gloege
Reviewer: 
Charles McCrary

McCrary on Gloege, 'Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism'


Timothy E. W. Gloege. Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. xv + 307 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2101-2.

Reviewed by Charles McCrary (FSU)
Published on H-AmRel (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

Author: 
Jennifer Thigpen
Reviewer: 
Charles McCrary

McCrary on Thigpen, 'Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai'i's Pacific World'


Jennifer Thigpen. Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai'i's Pacific World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. xii + 165 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1429-8.

Reviewed by Charles McCrary (FSU)
Published on H-AmRel (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Bobby L. Smiley

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