History Courses For

Dr. Christopher C. Lovett

Religion and Pollitics

Allen, Brooke. Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers. Chicago: Ivan Dee, 2006.

Barry, John M. Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church State, and the Birth of Liberty. New York: Viking, 2012.

Blom, Philipp. A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Boyer, Paul. When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture. Cambridge: Harvard,1992.

Church, Forrest. So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle over Church and State. New York: Harcourt, 2007.

Davis, Thomas J., ed. John Calvin's American Legacy. New York: Oxford, 2010.

Dionne, E. J, Jr. Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right. Princeton: Princeton, 2008.

Dochuk, Darren. From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Evangelical Conservatism. New York: W. W. Norton, 2011.

Ehrman, Bart D. Forged: Writing in the Name of God -- Why the Bible's Authors are Not Who We Think They Are. New York: HarperOne, 2011.

Gilgoff, Dan. The Jesus Machine. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007.

Goldberg, Michelle. Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism. New York: W. W. Norton, 2006.

Hart, D. G. From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011.

Hedges, Chris. American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America. New York: Free Press, 2006.

Hitchens, Christopher. God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. New York: Twelve, 2007.

Holmes, David L. Faiths of the Founding Fathers. New York: Oxford, 2006.

Humes, Edward. Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul. New York: Ecco, 2007.

Jenkins, Philip. Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided Waht Christians would Believe for the next 1,500 Years. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

Kidd, Thomas S. The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America. New Haven: Yale, 2007.

___. God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. New York: Basic Books, 2010.

Kinney, Brandon G. The Mormon: Zion and the Missouri Extermination Order of 1838. Yardley: Westholme, 2011.

Kuo, David. Tempting Faith. New York: Free Press, 2006. 

Larson, Edward J. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and the America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion. Cambridge: Harvard, 1997.

Linker, Damon. The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege. New York: Anchor Books, 2006.

McElvaine, Robert S. Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America. New York: Crown, 2008.

Mecham, Jon. American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. New York: Random House, 2007.

Miller, Perry. The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century. New York: Macmillan, 1939.

___. The New England Mind: From Colony to Province. Boston: Beacon Press, 1954.

Morgan, Edmund S. Roger Williams: The Church and the State. New York: W. W. Norton, 1967, 2006.

Morone, James A. Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History. New Haven: Yale, 2003.

Noll, Mark A. America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. New York: Oxford, 2002.

Nussbaum, Martha C. Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality. New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Roose, Kevin. The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University. New York: Grand Central, 2008.

Rosin, Hanna. God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America. New York: Harcourt, 2007.

Sharlett, Jeff. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. New York: Harper, 2008.

___. C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2010.

Skousen, W. Cleon. The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World. Center for Constitutional Studies, 1981.

Sutton, Matthew Avery. Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America. Cambridge: Harvard, 2007.

Taibbi, Matt. The Great Derangement. New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2008.

Thomas, Lately. Storming Heaven: The Lives and Turmoils of Minnie Kennedy and Aimee Semple McPherson. New York: Morrow, 1970.

Toplin, Robert Brent. Radical Conservatism: The Right's Political Religion. Lawrence: Kansas, 2006.

Valeri, Mark. Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Waldman, Steven. Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America. New York: Random House, 2008.

Wallis, Jim. God's Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It. New York: Harper, 2005.

Williams, Tony. The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic that Changed America's Destiny. Boston: Source Books, 2010.

Wills, Garry. Under God: Religion and American Politics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.

___. What the Gospels Meant. New York: Viking, 2008.

Wuthnow, Robert. Red State Rebellion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.