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The Business Turn in American Religious History

Amanda Porterfield, Darren Grem, and John Corrigan


This volume examines the business side of religious organizations, focusing on business activities supporting religion that historians of religion often overlook. The essays collected in this volume explore the financing, production, marketing, and distribution of religious goods and services through worship, charity, philanthropy, and missionary work. Illustrating the role of business in a variety of different religious traditions, this volume lays important groundwork for understanding the parity and symmetry between religious and business life in America. Revising scholarly discourse on the ... More

Keywords: religion, business, capitalism, America, historiography

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280192
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190280192.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Porterfield, editor
Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion and History, Florida State University

Darren Grem, editor
Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History, Florida State University

John Corrigan, editor
Assistant Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi

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