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LeBeau, Bryan F.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 7,717 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BL2790.O38, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bryan F LeBeau
The Atheist : Madalyn Murray O'Hair by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biography, Bryan F. Le Beau offers a penetrating assessment of Madalyn Murray O'Hair's beliefs and actions and a probing discussion of how she came to represent both what Americans hated in their enemies and feared in themselves. Born in 1919, O'Hair was a divorced mother of two children born out of wedlock. She launched a crusade against God, often using foul language as she became adept at shocking people and making effective use of the media in delivering her message. She first gained notoriety as one of the primary litigants in the 1963 case Murray v. Curlett which led the Supreme Court to ban school prayer. The decision stunned a nation engaged in fighting "godless Communism" and made O'Hair America's most famous--and most despised--atheist. Drawing on original research, O'Hair's diaries, and interviews, Le Beau traces her development from a child of the Depression to the dictatorial, abrasive woman who founded the American Atheists, wrote books denouncing religion, and challenged the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, "In God We Trust" on American currency, the tax exempt status of religious organizations, and other activities she saw as violating the separation of church and state. O'Hair remained a spokesperson for atheism until 1995, when she and her son and granddaughter vanished. Fast-paced and relevant to ongoing debates about school prayer and other religious issues, The atheist tells the colorful life-story of a woman who challenged America's most deeply held beliefs
The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way" by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died and many remained for several months ... a synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth-century New England"--Page 4 of cover
Currier and Ives : America imagined by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Nathaniel Currier started his publishing business in 1834, the mass production of visual images was almost unknown. Currier and his partner, James Ives, literally changed the American landscape by mass-producing inexpensive lithographs and selling millions of copies that adorned countless homes, businesses, and even barns. The Currier and Ives catalog included some 7,000 works by dozens of artists, accounting for 95 percent of all lithographs purchased nationwide. Bryan F. Le Beau provides the first in-depth study of the sweeping range of Currier and Ives images produced until the end of the century, placing them in historical context as meaningful representations and reflections of American values, beliefs, hopes, and dreams."--Jacket
The historical Jesus through Catholic and Jewish eyes( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in America to 1865 by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an introduction to the history of religion in America from colonization to the Civil War. The principal themes are growth, diversity and adaptation. Coverage includes Native American Religion and Religion in the Colonial Period, the Era of the American Revolution, the Early Republic, the Age of Reform and the Civil War. The topics are ordered chronologically, following the time line of the secular history of America, allowing connections to be made between religious and secular history."--Jacket
Religion in the age of exploration : the case of Spain and New Spain( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Dickinson and the formative years of American Presbyterianism by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the founders of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and its first president, Dickinson was a central figure during the First Great Awakening and one of the leading lights of colonial religious life." "In this first-ever biography of the man, Bryan Le Beau examines Dickinson's writings and actions, showing him to have been a driving force in forming the American Presbyterian Church. Dickinson accommodated diverse traditions in the early church and grappled with the classic dilemma of American religious history - the simultaneous longing for freedom of conscience and the need for order - as he addressed concerns central to the early American religious experience, including denominationalism and religious liberty. This account of Dickinson's life and writings provides a rare window into a time of intense turmoil and creativity in American religious history."--Jacket
Representations of Jews through the ages by Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representations of Jews Through the Ages provides a wide-ranging and challenging examination of the ways in which Jews have been presented in art, literature, popular culture, propaganda, and cultural mythology. The papers were delivered at Creighton University in 1995 as part of the Eighth Annual Klutznick Symposium in Jewish Civilization. This is Volume 8 in the series, Studies in Jewish Civilization
Food, society, and environment by Charles L Harper( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederic Henry Hedge, nineteenth century American transcendentalist : intellectually radical, ecclesiastically conservative by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilgrims & travelers to the Holy Land by Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Religion in America From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-first Century by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheels and deals : railroads and the American West : a symposium, Dec. 7, 1985 Omaha, Neb.( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederic Henry Hedge : portrait of an enlightened conservative by Bryan F LeBeau( )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Morgan's sermon at the ordination of Jonathan Dickinson : and the clerical literature of colonial New England and New Jersey by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip English and the witchcraft hysteria by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, society, and environment by Charles L Harper( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This] book is addressed to two kinds of readers. First, to those who find food issues fascinating because they relate to such universal and basic human concerns, and particularly those who may appreciate the insights of the humanities and social sciences "about food." Second, to those in educational settings - students and faculty - for whom food issues are important because they relate to other human concerns.-Pref. [This] book is an introduction to food issues for North American readers but [the authors] think that to understand the contemporary American food system and its problems requires some understanding of the world history of food and eating.-Introd
National Archives at Kansas City : serving the central plains region : strategic plan: 2008-2013 by Bryan F LeBeau( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report on five-year plan to improve exhibits, teaching, and general interest in the National Archives (NARA) material in Kansas City, including the move from the Bannister Complex to just west of the Union Station
The Atheist : Madalyn Murray O'Hair by Bryan F LeBeau( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Book review of] Hill, Marvin S., Quest for refuge: the Mormon flight from American Pluralism by Bryan F LeBeau( )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Beau Bryan F. Le

Le Beau, Bryan F.

Le Beau, Bryan Frank 1947-

LeBeau, Bryan F.

LeBeau, Bryan F. 1947-

LeBeau, Bryan Frank 1947-

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English (86)

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The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way"Currier and Ives : America imaginedThe historical Jesus through Catholic and Jewish eyesReligion in America to 1865Religion in the age of exploration : the case of Spain and New SpainJonathan Dickinson and the formative years of American PresbyterianismRepresentations of Jews through the agesFrederic Henry Hedge, nineteenth century American transcendentalist : intellectually radical, ecclesiastically conservativeThe Atheist : Madalyn Murray O'Hair