Theological Commitment and American Religious History

Stout, Harry S. "Theological Commitment and American Religious History," Theological Education 25 (Spring 1989): 44-59.

Stout analyzes research about Puritanism by several writers in order to compare the practices of Christian and non- Christian (atheistic) historians of religion in the United States. He discerns validity in the approaches from both perspectives, but highlights the resulting differences in interpretative paradigms and methods. (RG)