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Gaustad, Edwin S. (Edwin Scott)

Overview
Works: 155 works in 569 publications in 1 language and 26,748 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Biography  Maps  History  Atlases  Sources  Juvenile works  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR515, 200.973
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Most widely held works about Edwin S Gaustad
 
Most widely held works by Edwin S Gaustad
A religious history of America by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of various religious ideas, institutions and personalities from the age of exploration to the present
Historical atlas of religion in America by Edwin S Gaustad( )

30 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Documentary history of religion in America by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Its value confirmed by widespread textbook use for over a decade, Edwin Gaustad's two-volume Documentary History of Religion in America contains a rich variety of documents--letters, sermons, court records, personal narratives, and the like--that chronicle the multifaceted drama of American religious history. This second edition features updated bibliographies throughout and includes, in Chapter 12, important documents and events up to 1993
Roger Williams by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The founder of Rhode Island and of the first Baptist Church in America, an original and passionate advocate for religious freedom, a rare New England colonist who befriended Native Americans and took seriously their culture and their legal rights, Roger Williams is the forgotten giant among the first English colonists." "Now, Edwin S. Gaustad, a leading expert on the life of Roger Williams, offers an authoritative biography of the most far-seeing of the early settlers - the first such biography written for a general audience. Readers follow Roger and Mary Williams on their 1631 journey to Boston, where he soon became embroiled in many controversies, most notably, his claim that the colonists had unjustly taken Native American lands and his argument that civil authorities could not enforce religious duties. Soon banished for these troubling (if farsighted) views, Williams wandered for fourteen weeks in bitter snow until he bought land from the Narragansett Indians and founded Providence, which soon became a sanctuary for religious freedom and a refuge for dissenters of all stripes." "The book discusses Williams' journey back to London, where he sought legal recognition of his colony, spread his enlightened views on Native Americans, and (alongside John Milton) fought passionately for religious freedom. Gaustad also describes how the royal charter of Rhode Island, obtained by Williams in 1663, would become the blueprint of religious freedom for many other colonies and a foundation stone for the First Amendment. Here then is a portrait of a great American who is truly worthy of remembrance."--Jacket
Church and state in America by Edwin S Gaustad( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the different roles played by church and state in considerations of religion throughout the history of the United States, beginning with concerns of the original colonists through the current debate about religion in schools
New historical atlas of religion in America by Edwin S Gaustad( )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A completely reorganized, updated, and expanded edition of Gaustad's 1962 original work and the 1976 revision, this beautifully illustrated atlas presents a historical narrative of America's rich and diverse religious past. Lively text along with 260 colorful, detailed maps and 200 other graphics provide the histories, migration, developments, and growths of religious communities in the United States."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
Benjamin Franklin by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lastly, the book covers Franklin's role as America's leading statesman, ranging from his years in England before the Revolutionary War to his time in France thereafter, highlighting his many contributions to the cause of liberty. Along the way, Gaustad sheds light on Franklin's personal life, including his troubled relationship with his illegitimate son William, who remained a Loyalist during the Revolution, and Franklin's thoughts on such topics as religion and morality."--Jacket
The Great Awakening in New England by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

28 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the religious upheaval that swept through New England in the 1740s, looking at the changing attitudes toward religion that preceded the Great Awakening, and discussing events and people, including itinerant preacher George Whitefield, credited with precipitating the revival
Proclaim liberty throughout all the land : a history of church and state in America by Edwin S Gaustad( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should prayer be allowed in public schools? Should biology be taught according to Darwin or to the book of Genesis? Why is polygamy against the law? These are just a few of the questions that touch our lives directly and emerge out of the separation of church and state. In this volume, one of the most distinguished scholars of American religious history traces the complicated relationship of church and state from the early colonial period, through the unique American experiment in religious liberty after the Revolution, to the ongoing debate over religious issues in our schools and communities. Edwin Gaustad relates entertaining and edifying accounts of headline-grabbing court trials involving polygamy, witchcraft, and church taxation. He quotes moving passages from the speeches and writings of American Presidents and Supreme Court justices to prove that, to paraphrase Michelangelo, "religious liberty is made up of a series of trifles, but religious liberty is no trifle."
Dissent in American religion by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dissent in American Religion, originally published in 1973, was the first book to present religious dissent in the United States as a pervasive but hidden and often-ignored stream in American life. The first volume in the Chicago History of American Religion series, it reviewed the history of our nation's longest dissenting tradition - a tradition older and richer in the realm of religion than in any other facet of national life. Indeed, Edwin Scott Gaustad argued that religious dissent was essential to the character of the American religious experience and stood in profound disagreement with society's orthodox values and beliefs." "This new edition, which reinaugurates the Chicago History of American Religion series under the new editorship of John Corrigan, features new commentary by Gaustad and Corrigan on the past thirty years of American religious history and the importance of understanding dissent in American religion today."--Jacket
The Rise of Adventism; religion and society in mid-nineteenth-century America( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley and his friend Edward (who knows about nature) meet a 22-ton whale stranded in Huddersgate Canal. Stanley's efforts to guide the whale back to the Arctic result in a soaking for everyone (except Stanley and Edward!)
Liberty of conscience : Roger Williams in America by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of one of the foremost spokesmen for religious freedom in seventeenth-century America
George Berkeley in America by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkeley-as-philosopher was--at least to the historian of early America--only a modest fragment of the whole man whom some Americans came to know and many more came to honor. Se early did George Berkeley enter into an unborn nation's cultural blood-stream that, centuries later, he has not been bled out. The story here recounted concerns the many-sidedness of that restless genius, particularly as it expressed itself in or left its mark on a portion of the New World
Sworn on the altar of God : a religious biography of Thomas Jefferson by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography treats the religious significance of Thomas Jefferson, first by examining Jefferson's steady dedication to the cause of religious liberty, and second, by exploring Jefferson's private effort to reform the nature of religion. --From publisher's description
Faith of our fathers : religion and the New Nation by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious issues in American history by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baptist piety : the last will & testimony of Obadiah Holmes by Obediah Holmes( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the spirit( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six chronologically arranged spiritual autobiographies
Religion in America: history and historiography by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither king nor prelate : religion and the new nation, 1776-1826 by Edwin S Gaustad( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. ed. of: Faith of our fathers. 1st ed. c1987
 
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New historical atlas of religion in America
Alternative Names
Edwin Gaustad American historian

Edwin Gaustad Amerikaans historicus (1923-2011)

Edwin Gaustad historiador estadounidense

Edwin Gaustad historiador estatunidenc

Gaustad, Edwin 1923-2011

Gaustad, Edwin S.

Gaustad Edwin S. 1923-2011

Gaustad, Edwin S. (Edwin Scott)

Gaustad, Edwin Scott

Gaustad, Edwin Scott 1923-2011

ガウスタッド, エドウィン・S.

Languages
English (315)

Covers
A Documentary history of religion in AmericaRoger WilliamsChurch and state in AmericaNew historical atlas of religion in AmericaBenjamin FranklinProclaim liberty throughout all the land : a history of church and state in AmericaDissent in American religionThe Rise of Adventism; religion and society in mid-nineteenth-century America