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Saving Faith: Making Religious Pluralism an American Value at the Dawn of the Secular Age

David Mislin


This book chronicles the transformative historical moment when Americans began to reimagine their nation as one strengthened by the diverse faiths of its peoples. Between 1875 and 1925, liberal Protestant leaders abandoned religious exclusivism and leveraged their considerable cultural influence to push others to do the same. This reorientation came about as an ever-growing group of Americans found their religious faith under attack on social, intellectual, and political fronts. A new generation of outspoken agnostics assailed the very foundation of belief, while noted intellectuals embraced n ... More

Keywords: religious exclusivism, liberal Protestant, Protestant Christianity, religion, secularism, Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453946
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Mislin, author
Assistant Professor in the Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University