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Welcome to Religion and American Studies
This wiki is a project of the Religion and American Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association. Our project is to assemble a bibliography, organized by decade, that will allow us to chart the role of the study of religion in the intellectual genealogy of American studies as a movement. We hope this endeavor will prove valuable to scholars and students in American studies and religious studies.

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Easy! =====PURITAN ERA

1678, Bunyan John, "Pilgrim's Progress" 1834, Darwin's "Origin of the Species" 1920, Scopes Monkey Trial

Bibliography  

The 1930s and earlier

James, William, The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902.

  • Vernon Louis Parrington, Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginning to 1920 (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927-1930)

Weber, Max The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1904. Buddhism brought to California by Roshi TZ Suzuki, 1920

The 1940s

Jack Kerouac, "On the Road", Dharma Bums Allan Ginsberg embrace and help Popularize Buddhism

The 1950s

Lewis, R.W.B., The American Adam," University Of Chicago Press, 1959.

Miller, Perry, Errand into the Wilderness, Belknap Press, 1956.

The 1960s

The 1970s

Bercovitch, Sacvan, The American Jeremiad, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1978.

Bercovitch, Sacvan, The Puritan Origins of the American Self, Yale University Press, 1977.

Perry, Lewis. Radical Abolitionism: Anarchy and the Government of God in Antislavery Thought. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1995.

Said, Edward W., Orientalism, 1st Vintage Books ed. (New York: Vintage, 1979)

Neihardt, John G., Black Elk Speaks, Pocket Book, 1975.

The 1980s

Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera, Aunt Lute Books, 1987.

The 1990s

Bellah, Robert and others. Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Brown, Karen McCarthy, Mama Lola, A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn, University of California Press, 1991.

Fields, Rick, How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America, 3rd , rev. and updated, 119-129.

Prothero, Stephen, “On the Holy Road: The Beat Movement as Spiritual Protest,” The Harvard Theological Review 84, no. 2 (Apr., 1991), 214.

Robinson, David M. “Theological Emergence of New England Transcendentalism.” In Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts. Edited by Charles Capper and Conrad Wright. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1999.

The 2000s

Gregory, Peter N., “Describing the Elephant: Buddhism in America,” Religion and American Culture 11, no. 2 (Summer, 2001).

Hodder, Alan D., Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness, Yale University Press, 2001.

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