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Noll, Mark A. 1946-

Overview
Works: 182 works in 548 publications in 2 languages and 32,113 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: BR515, 280.40973
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Most widely held works by Mark A Noll
Religion and American politics : from the colonial period to the 1980s by Mark A Noll ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays religion and politics. In three sections: before the Civil War, comparative themes, the modern period
America's God : from Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln by Mark A Noll ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religious life in early America is often equated with the fire-and-brimstone Puritanism best embodied by the theology of Cotton Mather. Yet, by the nineteenth century, American theology had shifted dramatically away from the severe European traditions directly descended from the Protestant Reformation, of which Puritanism was in the United States the most influential. In its place arose a singularly American set of beliefs. In America's God, Mark Noll has written a biography of this new American ethos. In the 125 years preceding the outbreak of the Civil War, theology played an extraordinarily important role in American public and private life. Its evolution had a profound impact on America's self-definition. The changes taking place in American theology during this period were marked by heightened spiritual inwardness, a new confidence in individual reason, and an attentiveness to the economic and market realities of Western life. Vividly set in the social and political events of the age, America's God is replete with the figures who made up the early American intellectual landscape, from theologians such as Jonathan Edwards, Nathaniel W. Taylor, William Ellery Channing, and Charles Hodge and religiously inspired writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Catherine Stowe to dominant political leaders of the day like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln
A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark A Noll ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broad in scope yet written from a well-defined perspective, this book provides a superb narrative survey of Christian churches, institutions, and interactions with culture in the United States and Canada from the colonial period to the present
Sing them over again to me hymns and hymnbooks in America ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. This book looks at the ability of such hymns to reveal shifts in American popular religion. It also focuses attention on the role hymns play in changing attitudes about race, class, gender, economic life, politics, and society
Protestants in America by Mark A Noll ( )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the origins of Protestantism, the diversity of Protestant churches in the United States, and the role of Protestants in American life from colonial times to the present
Turning points : decisive moments in the history of Christianity by Mark A Noll ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. --from publisher description
The Civil War as a theological crisis by Mark A Noll ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Civil War was a major turning point in American religious thought, argues Mark A. Noll. Although Christian believers agreed with one another that the Bible was authoritative and that it should be interpreted through common sense principles, there was rampant disagreement about what Scripture taught about slavery. Furthermore, most Americans continued to believe that God ruled over the affairs of people and nations, but they were radically divided in their interpretations of what God was doing in and through the war. In addition to examining what white and black Americans wrote about slavery and race, Noll surveys commentary from foreign observers. Protestants and Catholics in Europe and Canada saw clearly that no matter how much the voluntary reliance on scriptural authority had contributed to the construction of national civilization, if there were no higher religious authority than personal interpretation regarding an issue as contentious as slavery, the resulting public deadlock would amount to a full-blown theological crisis. By highlighting this theological conflict, Noll adds to our understanding of not only the origins but also the intensity of the Civil War
Eerdmans' handbook to Christianity in America ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays that provide a history of the Christian church in the United States with biographical information on church leaders, the different organized churches, and popular Christian movements
God and Mammon : Protestants, money, and the market, 1790-1860 by Mark A Noll ( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of all new essays offers a close look at the connections between American Protestants and money in the Antebellum period
The scandal of the evangelical mind by Mark A Noll ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The scandal of the evangelical mind," says historian Mark Noll, "is that there is not much of an evangelical mind." This critical yet constructive book explains the decline of evangelical thought in North America and seeks to find, within evangelicalism itself, resources for turning the situation around. According to Noll, evangelical Protestants make up the largest single group of religious Americans; they also enjoy increasing wealth, status political influence, and educational achievement. Yet, despite its size and considerable intellectual potential, evangelical Protestantism makes only a slight contribution to first-order public discourse in North America: it neither sponsors a single research university, nor supports a single periodical devoted to in-depth interaction with modern culture, nor cultivates attitudes that treat the worlds of science, the arts, politics, and social analysis with the seriousness that God intends. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind explains how this situation developed by tracing the history of evangelical thinking in America. Noll's analysis shows how Protestants successfully aligned themselves with national ideals and with the particular expressions of an American Enlightenment in the decades before the Civil War; explains how fundamentalists at the start of the twentieth century preserved essential elements of the faith, but only by grievously damaging the life of the mind; gives specific attention to evangelical thought on politics and science; and discusses what some have called an "evangelical intellectual renaissance" in recent decades and shows why it is more apparent than real. Written to encourage reform as well as to inform, this book ends with an outline of some preliminary steps by which evangelicals might yet come to love the Lord more thoroughly with the mind
The Bible in America : essays in cultural history by Nathan O Hatch ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
God and race in American politics : a short history by Mark A Noll ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Religion has been a powerful political force throughout American history. When race enters the mix the results have been some of our greatest triumphs as a nation--and some of our most shameful failures. In this important book, Mark Noll, one of the most influential historians of American religion writing today, traces the explosive political effects of the religious intermingling with race. Noll demonstrates how supporters and opponents of slavery and segregation drew equally on the Bible to justify the morality of their positions. He shows how a common evangelical heritage supported Jim Crow discrimination and contributed powerfully to the black theology of liberation preached by Martin Luther King Jr. In probing such connections, Noll takes readers from the 1830 slave revolt of Nat Turner through Reconstruction and the long Jim Crow era, from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to "values" voting in recent presidential elections. He argues that the greatest transformations in American political history, from the Civil War through the civil rights revolution and beyond, constitute an interconnected narrative in which opposing appeals to Biblical truth gave rise to often-contradictory religious and moral complexities. And he shows how this heritage remains alive today in controversies surrounding stem-cell research and abortion as well as civil rights reform. God and Race in American Politics is a panoramic history that reveals the profound role of religion in American political history and in American discourse on race and social justice." -- Book jacket
The old religion in a new world : the history of North American Christianity by Mark A Noll ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the chronological development from the colonial years up until the last year of the 20th century of Christianity after it moved into North America, providing sketches of events such as the First and Second Great Awakenings, the rise of denominationalism and the beginnings of the Pentecostal movement in the late 19th century. The author contends that four elements - space, race and ethnicity, pluralism, and the absence of confessional conservatism, combined to distinguish North American Christianity from its European origins
The work we have to do a history of Protestants in America by Mark A Noll ( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A readable, far-reaching history of a multi-denominational, multi-regional, and multi-ethnic religious group, Protestants in America explores the physical and ideological roots of the denomination up to the present day, and traces the origins of American Protestants all the way back to the first English colony at Jamestown. The book covers their involvement in critical issues from temperance to the civil rights movement, the establishment of Protestant organizations like the American Bible Society and the Salvation Army, and the significant expansion of their ethnic base since the first Africa
Religion and American politics : from the colonial period to the present by Mark A Noll ( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays examine how religious beliefs and practices have shaped political thought and behaviour (and vice versa), and how in certain periods religious and political thought has coincided or moved in opposition, and how minority perspectives have challenged majority views
Evangelicalism : comparative studies of popular Protestantism in North America, the British Isles, and beyond, 1700-1990 by David W. Bebbington Mark A. Noll ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between faith and criticism : evangelicals, scholarship, and the Bible in America by Mark A Noll ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Historian Mark Noll traces evangelicalism from its nineteenth-century roots. He applies lessons learned in the milieu of Great Britain and North America to answer the question: Have evangelicals grown to mature confidence in their views of God and Scripture so they may stand-alone if they must-between faith and higher critical skepticism? 'This is nuts-and-bolts history at its best.' - Douglas Jacobsen, Fides et Historia 'This is not only an outstanding study of evangelical biblical scholarship, it is the best survey of the twentieth-century evangelical thought that we have.' - George Marsden 'This book will be of immense value to all who want to know what the background to current evangelical biblical scholarship is, and who want to explore the likely developments in the future.' - Gerald Bray, The Churchman "[Noll] has enriched our knowledge of this history through his mastery of its substance and has come to grips with its findings.' - Todd Nichol, Word and World Mark A. Noll, the McManis Professor of Christian Thought and professor of church history at Wheaton College, has written more than ten books, including Religion, Faith and American Politics, and Christian Faith and Practice in the Modern World. He edited Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation. His PhD degree is from Vanderbilt University"--Amazon.com
The rise of evangelicalism : the age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys by Mark A Noll ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American evangelical Christianity : an introduction by Mark A Noll ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christians in the American Revolution by Mark A Noll ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Noll, Mark A. (Mark Allan), 1946-
Noll, Mark Allan 1946-
Noll, Mark Allen
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