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Butler, Jon 1940-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 15,984 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Former owner
Classifications: BL2525, 200.973
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Most widely held works about Jon Butler
 
Most widely held works by Jon Butler
Becoming America : the revolution before 1776 by Jon Butler( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Butler depicts settlers pursuing sophisticated provincial politics that ultimately sparked revolution and a new nation; developing new patterns in production, consumption, crafts, and trades that remade commerce at home and abroad; and fashioning a society remarkably pluralistic in religion, whose tolerance nonetheless did not extend to Africans or Indians. Here was a society that turned protest into revolution and remade itself many times during the next centuries - a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was becoming America."--Jacket
Awash in a sea of faith : Christianizing the American people by Jon Butler( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in American life : a short history by Jon Butler( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessible and wide-ranging, Religion in American Life illuminates the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in American history. Jon Butler begins by describing the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization. He traces the progress of religion in the colonies through the time of the American Revolution, covering all the religious groups in the colonies: Protestants, Jews, Catholics, as well as the unique religious experiences of Native Americans and African Americans. Grant Wacker continues the story with a fascinating look at the ever-shifting religious landscape of 19th-century America. He focuses on the rapid growth of evangelical Protestants-Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, and others-and their competition for dominance over religions such as Catholicism and Judaism, which continued to increase with large immigrant arrivals from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and other countries. The 20th century saw massive cultural changes. Randall Balmer discusses the effects industrialization, modernization, and secularization had on new and established religions. He examines Protestants, Hindus, Jews, New Age believers, Mormons, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, and many more, providing a clear look into the kaleidoscope of religious belief in modern-day America
The Huguenots in America : a refugee people in new world society by Jon Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Butler traces the Huguenot diaspora across late seventeenth-century Europe, explores the causes and character of their American emigration, and reveals the Huguenots' secular and religious assimilation in three remarkably different societies--Boston, New York, and South Carolina. --from publisher description
Women and American religion by Ann Braude( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Braude examines the important role of women in American religious history, focusing on their recent admission to public religious leadership and their fight for equal rights and recognition through the centuries
Religion in colonial America by Jon Butler( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the role of religion in early American life as well as the influence of various groups on American religion during the Colonial era
Protestants in America by Mark A Noll( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origins of Protestantism, the diversity of Protestant churches in the United States, and the role of Protestants in American life from colonial times to the present
Religion in American history : a reader by Jon Butler( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the twentieth century, religion seems to be ubiquitous in America. Its existence and influence are especially apparent in our politics, but its presence is most deeply felt in our personal lives and experience. Was it always this way? Offering a rich selection of classic and recent scholarship, this work presents an extraordinary portrait of religion's fate across four centuries of the American experience. Its essays cover major issues in American history and religion, detailing religion's purpose in American life and examining many topics that are either ignored or minimized in similar books. It addresses the decline and revival of American Indian religion; women's powerful roles in American religion; immigration, assimilation, and separation and how they have contributed to the American religious experience; political activism; and religious bigotry. It also discusses Catholics, Protestants and fundamentalism, Mormons, and Jews. Selected debates encourage readers to test conflicting interpretations about religion's impact on American history, and original documents trace religion's influence on slavery, race, and politics from the colonial era to the late twentieth century. The book is divided into three sections, colonial era, nineteenth century, and twentieth century, and features essays by prominent American historians. It is enhanced by helpful introductions to each essay and ample suggestions for further reading and serves as a tour through America's tumultuous, varied, and often misunderstood religious past
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness : American art from the Yale University art gallery by Yale University( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguished scholars shed new light on American history by examining some of the most familiar and revered objects in American art - paintings by John Trumbull, Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Winslow Homer; silver by Paul Revere and Tiffany & Co.; furniture by Alexander Roux and Henry Connelly; and photographs by William Henry Jackson and Eadweard Muybridge, among others. The authors discuss how issues of cultural heritage, patriotism, politics, moral outrage, material aspirations, and exploration shaped America's art as well as its ideas, attitudes, and traditions."--Jacket
Power, authority, and the origins of American denominational order : the English churches in the Delaware Valley, 1680-1730 by Jon Butler( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myer Myers : Jewish silversmith in colonial New York by David L Barquist( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New world faiths : religion in colonial America by Jon Butler( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many people believe that the piety of the Pilgrims typified early American religion. However, by the 1730s Catholics, Jews, and Africans had joined Native Americans, Puritans, and numerous other Protestants in the colonies. Jon Butler launches his narrative with a description of the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds. He explores the failure of John Winthrop's goal to achieve Puritan perfection, the controversy over Anne Hutchinson's tenacious faith, the evangelizing stamina of ex-slave and Methodist preacher Absalom Jones, and the spiritual resilience of the Catawba Ind
Saints & strangers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of American Christianity from the 1607 Jamestown settlers to the American Revolution. With city and church scenes of colonial Jamestown, Newport, Philadelphia, and Boston
The Christian experience in the Delaware Valley : the English churches on the eve of the Great Awakening by Jon Butler( )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born-again history? by Jon Butler( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in American life( Book )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and witchcraft in early American society by Jon Butler( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lively experiment : religious toleration in America from Roger Williams to the present by Chris Beneke( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hundred and fifty years ago, Roger Williams launched one of the world's first great experiments in religious toleration. Insisting that religion be separated from civil power, he founded Rhode Island, a colony that welcomed people of many faiths. Though stark forms of intolerance persisted, Williams' commitments to faith and liberty of conscience came to define the nation and its conception of itself. Through crisp essays that show how Americans demolished old prejudices while inventing new ones, The Lively Experiment offers a comprehensive account of America's boisterous history of interreligious relations.--Publisher
Presenting Jews: Jewishness and America, 1920--1960 by Lila Corwin Berman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewishness could not be explained without taking a stake in the core debates of American political life--most importantly the competing values of American unity and American diversity or pluralism. At different moments and in different circumstances, Jewish Chautauqua Society rabbis and leaders, the Reform rabbis who advocated a Jewish mission, Jewish social researchers, and Jewish commentators, including rabbis and sociologists, on intermarriage imagined their destiny merging into America's destiny, and imagined it as somehow distinct. Whether Jewishness would strengthen the unity of America or its diversity, Jewish leaders believed Jewishness itself could represent something essential about American national identity
Magic, astrology, and the early American religious heritage, 1600-1760 by Jon Butler( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Becoming America : the revolution before 1776
Alternative Names
Butler, Jon Harold 1940-

Jon Butler Amerikaans bibliothecaris

Jon Butler Historian

Languages
English (179)

Covers
Awash in a sea of faith : Christianizing the American peopleReligion in American life : a short historyThe Huguenots in America : a refugee people in new world societyWomen and American religionReligion in colonial AmericaProtestants in AmericaReligion in American history : a readerLife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness : American art from the Yale University art gallery