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Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence) 1940-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 8,159 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL2525, 291.0973
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Most widely held works about R. Laurence Moore
 
Most widely held works by R. Laurence Moore
Selling God : American religion in the marketplace of culture by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moore also shows how the Mormons pioneered leisure activities (Brigham Young built the famed Salt Lake Theater, seating 1,500 people, months before work on the Tabernacle started), how Henry Ward Beecher helped the ardent Protestant become the consummate consumer (explicitly justifying the building of expensive mansions, and the collecting of art and antique furniture, as the proper tendencies of pious men), and how the First Amendment, in denying religious groups the status and financial solvency of a state church, forced them to compete in the marketplace for the attention of Americans: religious leaders could either give in to the sway of the market or watch their churches die." "Ranging from the rise of gymnasiums and "muscular Christianity," to the creation of the Chautauqua movement (blending devotional services with concerts, fireworks, bonfires, and humorous lectures), to Oral Roberts's "Blessing Pacts" and L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology, Selling God provides both fascinating social history and an insightful look at religion in America."--Jacket
Religious outsiders and the making of Americans by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of groups outside the American Protestant mainstream, such as Mormons, Catholics, Jews and the black churches, this argues that many such groups embody values that are quintessentially American and that their classification as "marginal" is a strategical fiction by historians
The godless constitution : the case against religious correctness by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godless Constitution is an urgent and timely reexamination of the roots of church-state separation in American politics - and a ringing refutation of the misguided claims of the religious right. In this important polemic two distinguished scholars of American political ideas and religion refute this dangerous attempt to introduce what they term "religious correctness" into our politics, by reminding us that the absence of any mention of God in the Constitution was a conscious action on the framers' part, intended to prevent the bloody religious controversies that so marked European history. They also emphasize that church-state separation was seen as a guarantee of - not a hindrance to - religions liberty. Fully respecting the importance of religion in the public sphere, yet forthright in defining proper limits, The Godless Constitution offers a bracing return to the first principles of American democracy - and a guide to keeping them intact in the forthcoming presidential campaign
In search of white crows : spiritualism, parapsychology, and American culture by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European socialists and the American promised land by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touchdown Jesus : the mixing of sacred and secular in American history by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a narrative of the interplay between American religion and patterns of American culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Moore considers the ways nationalism, the separation of church and state, democratic pluralism, and shifts in boundaries between secular and sacred practice have shaped American religion for the past two-hundred years."--Jacket
The godless constitution : a moral defense of the secular state by Isaac Kramnick( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully respecting the importance of religion in the public sphere, yet forthright in defining proper limits, The Godless Constitution offers a bracing return to the first principles of American democracy - and a guide to keeping them intact in the forthcoming presidential campaign
The American century in Europe( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notion of an "American Century" has fallen out of favour, with historians preferring to focus on the United States as part of a transatlantic community. The contributors to this volume edited by R. Laurence Moore and Maurizio Vaudagna seek to understand how the exercise of American power was in crucial ways shaped and limited by the historic ties of the United States to Europe. They evaluate the impact of the American century (as publisher Henry R. Luce named it in 1941) from Woodrow Wilson's dream of a new world order, to Cold War economic policies, to more recent American cultural imperialism and its immediate descendent, American-led globalization
The emergence of an American left: Civil War to World War I by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 100 most notable Cornellians by Glenn C Altschuler( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outsiders : the dynamics of pluralism in American religion by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wesley and authority : a psychological perspective by Robert L Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The spiritualist medium : a study of female professionalism in Victorian America by R. Laurence Moore( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

1984 Millerite Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mormon outsiders and the American mainstream in historical narrative by R. Laurence Moore( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moore examines the changing constituency of the "American mainstream" and the changing place of Mormonism within it
[Review of "Liberty to the downtrodden" : Thomas L. Kane, romantic reformer] by R. Laurence Moore( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning to play : the Mormon way and the way of other Americans by R. Laurence Moore( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Book review of] Richard S. Van Wagoner. Mormon polygamy: a history by R. Laurence Moore( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Puritans and the New World by R. Laurence Moore( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moore discusses the often made comparison of the Puritan migration to the New World to the Jewish flight from Eqypt. He argues that while this typology helped justify the Puritans, it was somewhat unconvincing, as the Puritans were restorationists as opposed to reformers
Insiders and outsiders in American historical narrative and American history by R. Laurence Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Selling God : American religion in the marketplace of culture
Alternative Names
Moore, R. L.

Moore, R. L. 1940-

Moore, Robert L.

Moore, Robert Laurence.

Moore, Robert Laurence 1940-

Languages
English (108)

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Religious outsiders and the making of AmericansThe godless constitution : the case against religious correctnessTouchdown Jesus : the mixing of sacred and secular in American historyThe godless constitution : a moral defense of the secular stateThe American century in EuropeThe 100 most notable Cornellians