|Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion
Departmental Area: American Religious History
Address: Department of Religion
Amanda Porterfield is a historian of American religion with interests in the historical interplay of religion, politics and law, the history of American religious thought, and the historical study of Native American religions. She also works in the history of Christianity, is the author of Healing in the History of Christianity, and co-editor with John Corrigan of the quarterly journal Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture. Her most recent book is Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation (Chicago, 2012); her current research focuses on religion in American law.
- Religion, Politics and Law
- American Protestant Thought
- History of Christianity
- Native American Religions
Books >>See also in Amazon.com "Books by Amanda Porterfield"
- Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)
- Religion in American History, co-edited with John Corrigan (Blackwell, 2010)
- The Power of Religion: An Introduction to World Religions (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010; orig. 1998)
- Protestant Experience in America (Greenwood, 2006)
- Healing in the History of Christianity (Oxford 2005)
- The Transformation of American Religion (Oxford 2001)
- The Power of Religion (Oxford, 1998)
- Mary Lyon and the Mount Holyoke Missionaries (Oxford 1997)
- Female Piety in Puritan New England (Oxford 1992)
Current Research Projects
- Religion in U.S. History
- Historiography of American Religion
- Native American Religious History
- Religion and Politics in the U.S.
- History of Christianity
- World Religions
Religion and Politics in the Early American Republic
Lecture at University of Maine, Farmington, October 1, 2010.
RLG6498-1 SEM Relig. Thought: Historiography of Amer. Rel.
REL3155 Psychology in U.S. Religious History
This course explores the psychological aspects of religious life in five different religious traditions in the United States. It examines the cultural experiences and social structures that have shaped psychological approaches to religion in the U.S. in the 20th and 21st centuries. Meets Liberal Studies History (LS-HIS).
RLG5305-05 SEM: His of Religions: World Religions in Am. History
This course examines the concept of world religions and the practice of studying world religions as they have developed in American universities, colleges, and seminaries. The course is designed for graduate instructors of the Department's introductory course in world religions as well as for graduate students specializing in American religious history.