By Charles L. Cohen, Paul S. Boyer
Mingling God and Mammon, piety and polemics, and prescriptions for this global and the subsequent, glossy american citizens have created a tradition of print that's vibrantly non secular. From America’s beginnings, the published note has performed a valuable function in articulating, propagating, protecting, critiquing, and occasionally attacking non secular trust. within the final centuries the us has develop into either the best manufacturer and purchaser of print and some of the most identifiably spiritual international locations in the world. Print in each shape has helped spiritual teams come to grips with modernity as they build their identities. In flip, publishers have profited through swelling their lists with non secular suggestion books and scriptures formatted so that it will allure each a possibility area of interest market.
faith and the tradition of Print in glossy America explores how numerous print media—religious tracts, newsletters, cartoons, pamphlets, self-help books, mass-market paperbacks, and versions of the Bible from the King James model to modern “Bible-zines”—have formed and been formed via stories of religion because the Civil warfare. Edited via Charles L. Cohen and Paul S. Boyer, whose finished ancient essays supply a wide evaluation to the subject, this e-book is the 1st at the heritage of spiritual print tradition in smooth the United States and a well-timed access into the more and more well-liked modern debate over the function of faith in American public life.
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