Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 
Secularism in Antebellum America (Religion and Postmodernism), Modern, John Lardas

Author Name    Modern, John Lardas

Title   Secularism in Antebellum America (Religion and Postmodernism)

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    University Of Chicago Press

ISBN Number    0226533239 / 9780226533230

Seller ID   SKU1034778

0226533239 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

Ghosts. Railroads. Sing Sing. Sex machines. These are just a few of the phenomena that appear in John Lardas Modern's pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. This book uncovers surprising connections between secular ideology and the rise of new technologies that opened up new ways of being religious. Exploring the eruptions of religion in New York's penny presses, the budding fields of anthropology and phrenology, and "Moby-Dick," Modern challenges the strict separation between the religious and the secular that remains integral to discussions about religion today.Modern frames his study around the dread, wonder, paranoia, and manic confidence of being haunted, arguing that experiences and explanations of enchantment fueled secularism's emergence. The awareness of spectral energies coincided with attempts to tame the unruly fruits of secularism--in the cultivation of a spiritual self among Unitarians, for instance, or in John Murray Spear's erotic longings for a perpetual motion machine. Combining rigorous theoretical inquiry with beguiling historical arcana, Modern unsettles long-held views of religion and the methods of narrating its past.

Price = 38.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
The Miernik Dossier, McCarry, Charles
The Miernik Dossier
McCarry, Charles
22.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Glitz, Leonard, Elmore
Glitz
Leonard, Elmore
19.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Snapper, Kimberling, Brian
Snapper
Kimberling, Brian
19.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton: The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to Be Rumoured about Around New York, Donleavy, James Patrick
Wrong Information is Being Given Out at Princeton: The Chronicle of One of the Strangest Stories Ever to Be Rumoured about Around New York
Donleavy, James Patrick
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Myths, Dreams, and Religion
Myths, Dreams, and Religion
5.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Beijing Jeep: The Short, Unhappy Romance of American Business in China
Mann, Jim
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Orphans of the Sky by Heinlein, Robert A., Heinlein, Robert A.
Orphans of the Sky by Heinlein, Robert A.
Heinlein, Robert A.
14.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

SUMMERS WITH JULIET CL, Roorbach, William
SUMMERS WITH JULIET CL
Roorbach, William
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness
Hoy, Suellen
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Pronto, Elmore Leonard
Pronto
Elmore Leonard
14.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Casual Vacancy, Rowling, J.K.
The Casual Vacancy
Rowling, J.K.
12.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Napoleon and the Woman Question: Discourses of the Other Sex in French Education, Medicine, and Medical Law, 1799-1815 (Fashioning the Eighteenth Century), Burton, June K.
Napoleon and the Woman Question: Discourses of the Other Sex in French Education, Medicine, and Medical Law, 1799-1815 (Fashioning the Eighteenth Century)
Burton, June K.
24.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to earthlightbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie