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Fundamentalism, Feminism, and Other Curse Words: Teaching Controversy with Civility

Andrea L. Turpin Every semester I tell my history students the same bad joke: fundamentalism and feminism are actually a lot alike—they are both f-words that we hurl at our political enemies depending on which side of the spectrum we’re on. Show More Summary

5 Questions on Catholics and Suburanization with Stephen Koeth

Shane Ulbrich Stephen Koeth, C.S.C. [This month's Cushwa post features an interview by Shane Ulbrich with Research Travel Grant recipient Stephen Koeth, C.S.C., about his work on the postwar suburbanization of American Catholics. Stephen, a Holy Cross priest, is a doctoral candidate in history at Columbia University. Show More Summary

The Recurrent Reinhold Niebuhr

Elesha Coffman Apologies for the repost, but I thought that a pair of articles at Christianity Today might be of interest to readers of this blog as well. In the main piece, Steven Weitzman describes "The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey...Show More Summary

Of "Of Gods And Games"

Paul Putz There is only one rule when reviewing sport history books in a forum that is not focused primarily on sports: you must use a sports metaphor or allusion at some point. Allow me to check that box right off the bat (and no, that last phrase doesn't count): William J. Show More Summary

Teaching _The First Thanksgiving_

Jonathan Den HartogThe semester is winding down--there's just a stack of blue books in front of me, along with a few random essays and an independent study project. I almost begin to believe there is a summer break within reach.At this...Show More Summary

The Reformation as a Psychological Event: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with Erich Fromm

The new release tables at Hodges Figgis – a three-story bookstore in downtown Dublin – greet frequent shoppers like me with a spate of fresh books on Luther, Reformation historiography, Calvin, and the Counter Reformation. As we mark...Show More Summary

New Books in American Religious History: 2017 Year in Preview, Part Two (May-August)

Paul PutzIt's time for part two of the 2017 book preview list! This one will cover books published from May through August. (If you missed part one check it out here). Shout out to Hunter Hampton, who culled through the university press...Show More Summary

CFP: Religion and Politics in Early America & A Recent H-Diplo Roundtable of Interest

Lauren Turek This past month, I have come across two pieces of information that may be of interest to the readers of this blog. The first is a call for papers from the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, which is holding a conference next year on Religion and Politics in Early America. Show More Summary

Taking Classes to the Archives

Emily Suzanne ClarkReaders of the blog might remember that I like to post about teaching. A big part of my teaching is primary sources and that increasingly includes archives. I first blogged about taking a class into the Jesuit archives back in November 2015, shortly after having my American Christianities class work in the archives. Show More Summary

Five Questions with Eladio Bobadilla on Immigration and Catholic History

Catherine R. Osborne (for the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame) Eladio Bobadilla Eladio Bobadilla is a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. History at Duke University. His dissertation is entitled "'One...Show More Summary

Fun with Polygamy, or, "A House Full of Females" & the Benefits of Teaching Mormon History

Andrea L. TurpinI love Mormon history. I have found a way to work it into literally all the courses I have ever taught. I am neither a Mormon nor a historian of Mormonism, but I've discovered that teaching the history of the Church of...Show More Summary

Crossing Parish Boundaries: An Interview with Tim Neary

By Karen Johnson Tim Neary's recent book Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports, and Catholic Youth in Chicago, 1914-1954 traces the decades of interracial contact between Chicago's youth in Bishop Bernard Sheil's Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Show More Summary

"Evangelical Gotham" Roundtable: An Audience Comment

Jonathan Den HartogI very much appreciated the just-concluded roundtable on Kyle Roberts' Evangelical Gotham.I found myself taking in the roundtable just as I was finishing reading the book. So, in the spirit of an "audience comment,"...Show More Summary

Walking the City

We conclude our roundtable review on Kyle Roberts' Evangelical Gotham with a reflection from the author himself. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation, and please do chime in below to continue the dialogue. by Kyle Roberts...Show More Summary

On Maps, Faiths, and Works

This next post in our ongoing roundtable review of Kyle Roberts' Evangelical Gotham comes to us from Christine Croxall. A scholar of the religious histories of the Mississippi River Valley at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Crozall is a postdoctoral research associate at the John C. Show More Summary

Mapping the Women of "Evangelical Gotham"

We continue our series on Kyle Roberts' Evangelical Gotham with a post from friend of the blog and assistant professor of history at Colgate University Monica Mercado. Where prior posts honed in on the how cities and spaces fit into Robert's analysis, Mercado highlights the ways in which these concepts both mask and reveal gender.by Monica L. Show More Summary

The Places of "Evangelical Gotham"

Today we continue our roundtable review of Kyle Roberts' Evangelical Gotham with a post from longtime RiAH blogger Lincoln Mullen. You can see the rest of the posts in this series here. by Lincoln Mullen New York's churches 1845fromShow More Summary

A Roundtable on Roberts, "Evangelical Gotham"

Cities have long haunted this history of American evangelicalism. They are sites evangelicals either fear or feel the need to control. But in Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (University of Chicago...Show More Summary

Police and American Religions

Charles McCraryHow can scholars of American religion incorporate police and policing into our narratives? I have been kicking around this question for a while, and I have a few very preliminary ideas and suggestions. In recent years the field of American religious studies has continued to expand the purview of what counts as data. Show More Summary

Call for Submissions for new Book Series Religion in American History

The following comes from Chris Beneke and Christopher Grenda, editor of a new book series for Lexington Books. -- PH_______________________________________________________________Lexington Books invites submissions for Religion in American History, a new book series that focuses on colonial and U.S. Show More Summary

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