"Provides a wide-ranging survey and trenchant critique of the history of mainline Christianity in America. Lantzer's cautionary tale of the mainline's decline offers a stimulating introduction to these denominations--Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, and others--which remain the church home for tens of millions of American Christians."
-Thomas S. Kidd,Baylor University, author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution
"Recommended for lower-division undergraduates and above [as well as] general readers."-CHOICE
"Jason S. Lantzer provides an excellent denomination-by-denomination analysis."-The Journal of American History,
"While in some circles, the very premise of Christianity being 'mainline' in any form in the twenty-first-century America is hotly contested, Lantzer wants to retain and redefine the term."-Dwight Zscheile,Lutheran Quarterly
About the Author
Jason S. Lantzer
is Adjunct Professor of History at Indiana University Purdue University and at Butler University. He is the author of Prohibition is Here to Stay: The Rev. Edward S. Shumaker and the Dry Crusade in America