Practicing Protestants integrates social theories about religious practice as a means of producing culture with the insights of several Protestant theologians who promote practice as a means to faith. It is an important contribution to American religious history and to the study of religious practice in the United States.(Amanda Porterfield, Florida State University, author of Healing in the History of Christianity)
Each of the essays in Practicing Protestants offers rewarding insights into some facet of American religion.(David Fillingim Studies in American Culture)
Thoughtful, thought provoking, well researched, well written, and engaging... A wonderful showcase of the scholarship of American church historians.(Kenneth B. Bedell Journal of Contemporary Religion)
A unique perspective into a burgeoning field... Will undoubtedly provide a scholarly benchmark from which other historical and theoretical studies in practice theory can be examined.(Emily Wright H-Net Reviews)
Practicing Protestants is both comprehensive in its introduction to the study of religious practice and specialized in its consideration of many and varied subjects pertaining to religion in America. It is a book long overdue, and thus a starting point for more collaborative efforts to understand the complicated lives of American Christians.(Michael Pasquier Historian)
A very readable and theoretically astute collection of essays that brings to light valuable conclusions drawn from original research. Readers will really appreciate the value of this volume for teaching and research.(Sylvester Johnson Church History)
Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp is an associate professor of religious studies and American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Leigh E. Schmidt is a professor of religion at Princeton University. Mark Valeri is the E. T. Thompson Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education.