The Democratization of American Christianity


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In this prize-winning book Nathan O. Hatch offers a provocative reassessment of religion and culture in the early days of the American republic, arguing that during this period American Christianity was democratized and common people became powerful actors on the religious scene. Hatch examines five distinct traditions or mass movements that emerged early in the nineteenth century--the Christian movement, Methodism, the Baptist movement, the black churches, and the Mormons--showing how all offered compelling visions of ...

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Jul 1, 2009

The Nail on the Head

I read this book in a 19th Century US history class at Bible College and found it interesting. For a history book, it is captivating. Hatch definitely keeps your attention with shocking facts that paint a vivid picture of how the Christian faith became perverted in America.

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