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The Making of Working-Class Religion

Matthew Pehl


Religion has played a protean role in the lives of America's workers. This innovative volume focuses on Detroit to examine the religious consciousness constructed by the city's working-class Catholics, African American Protestants, and southern-born white evangelicals and Pentecostals between 1910 and 1969. The book embarks on an integrative view of working-class faith that ranges across boundaries of class, race, denomination, and time. As the book shows, workers in the 1910s and 1920s practiced beliefs characterized by emotional expressiveness, alliance with supernatural forces, and incorpor ... More

Keywords: religious cultures, American workers, religious consciousness, working-class Catholics, African American Protestants, white evangelicals, Pentecostals, working-class faith, race-conscious

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040429
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Pehl, author
Augustana College