Patricia Appelbaum

Patricia Appelbaum
Research Scholar
American religious history
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Patricia Appelbaum is a historian of American religion, specializing in mainline- or ecumenical-Protestant, Quaker, and Roman Catholic communities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her work highlights religious cultures and engages with recent reassessments of liberal religion. Among her interests are informal theology and spirituality, place and landscape studies, material culture, sainthood, and antimodernism. She is the author of Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era and St. Francis of America: How A Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America’s Most Popular Saint, along with numerous articles and short pieces. She has taught undergraduates and adults, coordinated a network of independent scholars, and worked in capacity-building for nonprofit organizations.

history, U.S., religion, religious studies, Protestant, Quaker, Christianity
History of Religion, Music, Music Composition, History & Theory, Religion and Religious Studies, Religious Studies