I just ran across a great collection of scholarship on American religious history. On the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture website you can find the proceedings of Center’s First Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture.
The star-studded cast of presenters include Robert Orsi, Daniel Walker Howe, Jon Butler, David D. Hall, John Corrigan, and Amanda Porterfield.
The papers were organized around seven categories:
- How did we get here?
- Competing and complementary approaches in American religious history
- Competing and complementary approaches in social scientific studies of religion in America
- Explaining religion in America: What can we learn from each other?
- Politics, secularization, and the public square
- Race, ethnicity and religious pluralism
- Where do we go from here?
Perhaps a few blog posts are in order.