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Stein, Stephen J. 1940-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 10,904 library holdings
Genres: History  Commentaries  Comparative studies  Juvenile works  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX9766, 289.80973
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Most widely held works about Stephen J Stein
 
Most widely held works by Stephen J Stein
The Shaker experience in America : a history of the United Society of Believers by Stephen J Stein( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century, the renaissance of interest after 1950, and the "forbidden topic" within contemporary Shakerism--the conflict between the two remaining villages at Canterbury, New Hampshire, and Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Stein provides many new interpretations of the Shaker experience. He reassesses the role of founder Ann Lee, emphasizes the impact of the western Shaker settlements on the course of the society's history, and describes the variety of cultural
The encyclopedia of apocalypticism by John J Collins( Book )

62 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 covers the beginnings of apocalypticism in the ancient Near East, moves through early Judaism, and ends at the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Volume 2 begins with the apocalypticism in early Christian theology (100 C.E.) and concludes with discussions of apocalyptic influences in medieval and renaissance literature (up to 1800 C.E.). Volume 3 brings the discussion into the 20th century and focuses on the influences of apocalypticism on modern popular culture, art, science, politics, and thought
Alternative American religions by Stephen J Stein( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines various alternative religions, or New Religious Movements, that have existed in the United States from colonial times through the twentieth century and from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders
Communities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in America by Stephen J Stein( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative religious groups have had a profound influence on American history-they have challenged the old and opened up new ways of thinking about healing, modes of meaning, religious texts and liturgies, the social and political order, and the relationships between religion and race, class, gender, and region. Virtually always, the history of alternative religions runs parallel to that of dissent in America. Communities of dissent is an evenhanded history of New Religious Movements in America. Stephen J. Stein describes the evolution and structure of alternative religious movements from both sides: the critics and the religious dissenters themselves. Providing a fascinating look at a wide range of New Religious Movements, he investigates obscure groups such as the 19th-century Vermont Pilgrims, who wore bearskins and refused to bathe or cut their hair, alongside better-known alternative believers, including colonial America's largest outsider faith, the Quakers; 17th- and 18th-century Mennonites, Amish, and Shakers; and the Christian Scientists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Black Muslims, and Scientologists of today. Accessible and comprehensive, Communities of dissent also covers the milestones in the history of alternative American religions, from the infamous Salem witch trials and mass suicide/murder at Jonestown to the positive ways in which alternative religions have affected racial relations, the empowerment of women, and American culture in general
Jonathan Edwards's writings : text, context, interpretation by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays presents groundbreaking contemporary scholarship on the writings of the eighteenth-century American philosopher and theologian Jonathan Edwards. These essays range widely across the Edwardsian canon, including his most prominent and important published texts - Religious Affections and The Nature of True Virtue - as well as unfamiliar and unpublished treatises and sermons. They measure Edwards against significant Western religious and philosophical figures including Solomon Stoddard, Thomas Shepard, George Berkeley, and William James. The current debate concerning the nineteenth-century Edwardsian tradition is also featured in essays which show prominent American evangelicals, such as Nathaniel William Taylor, Charles Grandison Finney, and Edwards Amasa Park, competing for the mantle of Edwards. A compact survey of current Edwards scholarship, this book engages the full range of Edwards's writings and shows their central importance for the history of American religion and culture
The Cambridge companion to Jonathan Edwards by Stephen J Stein( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwards's life and context -- Roles and achievements -- Legacy and reputation
Letters from a young Shaker : William S. Byrd at Pleasant Hill by William S Byrd( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early nineteenth century, a young man belonging to the prominent Byrd family of Virginia, the grandson of William Byrd III, took up residence in the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Over the next two years, 1826--1828, he wrote a series of letters to his father, a federal judge in Ohio, describing his experiences and his impressions of the United Society of Believers, as the Shakers were formally called. Eventually, William S. Byrd became a convert to the society and an advocate of its beliefs and practices. His letters--cut short by his father's death--offer today's reader an intimate view of communal life among the Shakers at a time of considerable turmoil in their village.In the correspondence of William S. Byrd, the Shaker experience is expressed in human terms and becomes a living faith. The letters also record the trials associated with conversion to a religion that was socially unacceptable to many Americans of the time. Some of their more poignant passages describe young Byrd's attempt to reconcile the tensions created by his membership in two families--the one of blood and the one of faith. Letters from a Young Shaker provides an unusually instructive commentary on life in a Shaker community, on the questions agitating the community, and on the appeal of Shakerism to Americans in the early nineteenth century. In addition to the letters, the book contains other documents bearing on William Byrd's relationship with the settlement at Pleasant Hill and an introduction placing him in the social and religious context of the period. This book will appeal to historian of American society and to anyone interested in the Shaker way of life
Notes on Scripture by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides direct access to one of America{u2019}s most influential religious thinkers. Edwards{u2019} entries range across the entire scriptural canon and reveal his creativity in the interpretation of particular biblical texts and his fascination with typology. The notebook also documents Edwards{u2019} engagement with the intellectual currents of his day, in particular his response to the challenge associated with the Enlightenment critique of biblical revelation. Stephen J. Stein{u2019}s introduction situates Edwards as an exegete in the larger tradition of biblical commentary and in the intellectual world of eighteenth-century Western thought
The Cambridge history of religions in America by Stephen J Stein( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three volumes of The Cambridge History of Religions in America trace the historical development of religious traditions in America, following both their transplantation from other parts of the world and the inauguration of new religious movements on the continent of North America. This story involves complex relationships among these religious communities as well as the growth of distinctive theological ideas and religious practices. The net result of this historical development in North America is a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions."--Back cover
The "blank Bible" by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1730 Jonathan Edwards acquired a book-like, leather-bound manuscript containing an interleaved printed edition of the King James version of the Bible. Over the next three decades, Edwards proceeded to write in the manuscript more than five thousand notes and entries relating to biblical texts (although, paradoxically, he called the manuscript his 'blank Bible"). Only a few of the entries have ever been published. This 2-vol. set presents a complete edition, accompanied by an informative introduction, multiple appendixes and an extensive index. Perhaps the most unusual in Edwards' oeuvre, it brings to light more clearly than before the full scope of his creative investment in Biblical Studies
The Continuum history of apocalypticism( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continuum History of Apocalypticism is a 1-volume, select edition of the 3-vol. Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism first published in 1998. The main historical surveys that provided the spine of the Encyclopedia have been retained, while essays of a thematic nature, and a few whose subject matter is not central to the historical development, have been omitted. The work begins with 8 articles on "The Origins of Apocalypticism in the Ancient World," extending from ancient Near Eastern myth through the Old Testament to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jesus, Paul, and the Book of Revelation. Next are 7 articles on "Apocalyptic Traditions from Late Antiquity to ca. 1800 C.E.," including early Christian theology, radical movements in the Middle Ages, and both Jewish and Islamic apocalypticism in the classic period. The final section, "Apocalypticism in the Modern Age," includes 10 articles on apocalypticism in the Americas, in Western and Eastern Europe, and, finally, in modern! Judaism and modern Islam
The Cambridge history of religions in America by Stephen J Stein( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three volumes of The Cambridge History of Religions in America trace the historical development of religious traditions in America, following both their transplantation from other parts of the world and the inauguration of new religious movements on the continent of North America. This story involves complex relationships among these religious communities as well as the growth of distinctive theological ideas and religious practices. The net result of this historical development in North America is a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions."--Back cover
The Cambridge history of religions in America by Stephen J Stein( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three volumes of The Cambridge History of Religions in America trace the historical development of religious traditions in America, following both their transplantation from other parts of the world and the inauguration of new religious movements on the continent of North America. This story involves complex relationships among these religious communities as well as the growth of distinctive theological ideas and religious practices. The net result of this historical development in North America is a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions." --from back cover
Mormonism in transition : a history of the Latter-Day Saints, 1890-1930 by Thomas G Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history covers a period of Mormonism's development from 1890 to 1930. Portraying the turn-of-the-century Church in a state of flux, Alexander demonstrates the process of solidification of its organizational structure, external affairs policy, and cultural institutions over the 30 years that followed. Thoroughly documenting his arguments, he answers many questions about the origins of contemporary Mormon practices
Apocalypticism in the modern period and the contemporary age( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of religions in America by Stephen J Stein( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three volumes of The Cambridge History of Religions in America trace the historical development of religious traditions in America, following both their transplantation from other parts of the world and the inauguration of new religious movements on the continent of North America. This story involves complex relationships among these religious communities as well as the growth of distinctive theological ideas and religious practices. The net result of this historical development in North America is a rich religious culture that includes representatives of most of the world's religions."--Back cover
Apocalyptic writings by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Jonathan Edwards by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocalypticism in Western history and culture( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Blank Bible" by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Shaker experience in America : a history of the United Society of Believers
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Stein, Stephen J.

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The encyclopedia of apocalypticismAlternative American religionsCommunities of dissent : a history of alternative religions in AmericaThe Cambridge companion to Jonathan EdwardsLetters from a young Shaker : William S. Byrd at Pleasant HillNotes on ScriptureThe "blank Bible"The Continuum history of apocalypticism