New & Recently Published Books
Here are recent UNC Press publications in Religious Studies. If you would like to order any of these books, you can print out an order form to fax or mail to us. Discount prices may be available if you order from the printed brochure, which you may request by sending us email. Be sure to include your mailing address in your message.
Homemade Varieties of Christianity
BY PAUL K. CONKIN
A survey of the six major Christian traditions born in the United States.
"American Originals sheds light on the background, origins, development, and distinctive theological views of the most successful 'new religious movements.' . . . A valuable reminder of the innovative contributions coming from the religious margins in America."Stephen J. Stein, Indiana University
"The incomparable Paul Conkin has provided us, once again, with an authoritative, analytically sophisticated, highly personal interpretation of a broad swath of American religious history. Anyone even remotely interested in the subject should read this volume." -- John B. Boles, Rice University
354 pp., 2342-2 $55.00 cl
The Uneasy Center
A Choice Outstanding Academic Book
This is the first comprehensive examination of mainline Protestantism in America.
"This beautifully written and seamlessly structured book is a major addition to the study of religion in America. . . . It will inform and delight very advanced undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and thoughtful laypeople and pastors." -- Georgia Historical Quarterly
"A rare treata synoptic, fascinating, and splendidly written general treatment of reformed theology in America that is as intellectually acute as it is historically probing."Jon Butler, Yale University
352 pp., 2180-2 $39.95 cl