Project news

Several of the project’s authors have published books recently. This fall Harvard University Press published Leigh Schmidt’s Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment . St. Martin’s Press has just published Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Protestantism by Daniel Sack. They join Red-Hot and Righteous: The Urban Religion of the Salvation Army by Diane Winston (Harvard University Press, 1999) and Generous Saints: Congregations Rethinking Ethics and Money by James Hudnut-Beumler (Alban Institute, 1999).

Our colleagues at the “Visual Culture of American Religions” project curated an exhibit, “Exhibiting the Visual Culture of American Religions," which was at the gallery of the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway in New York, through January 5. The curators are David Morgan (Valparaiso University) and Sally Promey (University of Maryland).

Congratulations to Sally Promey, who has received an award from the American Academy of Religion for the outstanding book in historical studies for 2000, for her Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent’s Triumph of Religion at the Boston Public Library (Princeton University Press, 1999).

Scholars of religion—American and otherwise—are becoming interested in the relationship of religion and food. We are creating a collection of information in this field on our web site. Please send us syllabi, bibliographies, and other material, and visit the site at

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