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Noll, Mark A. 1946-

Works: 224 works in 767 publications in 4 languages and 40,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Speaker
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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( )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 3,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays religion and politics. In three sections: before the Civil War, comparative themes, the modern period
God and Mammon : Protestants, money, and the market, 1790-1860 by Mark A Noll( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by leading historians offers a close look at the connections between American Protestants and money in the Antebellum period. During the first decades of the new American nation, money was everywhere on the minds of church leaders and many of their followers. Economic questions figured regularly in preaching and pamphleteering, and convictions about money contributed greatly to perceptions of morality both public and private. In fact, money was always a religious question. For this reason, argue the authors of these essays, it is impossible to understand broader cultural developments of the period--including political developments--without considering religion and economics together. In God and Mammon, several essays examine the ways in which the churches raised money after the end of establishment put a stop to state funding, such as the collection of pew rents and lotteries. Free-will offerings only came later and at first were used only for special causes, not operating expenses. Other essays look at the role of money and markets in the rise of Christian voluntary societies. Still others examine inter-denominational strife, documenting frequent accusations that theological error led to the misuse of money and the arrogance of wealth. Taken together, the essays provide essential background to a relationship that continues to loom large and generate controversy in American religious communities
Sing them over again to me : hymns and hymnbooks in America by Mark A Noll( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. It explores the underappreciated influence of hymns in shaping many spheres of personal and corporate life as well as the value of hymns for studying religious life. Distinguishing features of this volume are studies of the most popular hymns ("Amazing Grace," "O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"), with attention to the ability of such hymns to reveal, as they are altered and adapted, shifts in American popular religion. The book 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( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,833 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
God and race in American politics : a short history by Mark A Noll( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,784 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."--Jacket
The Civil War as a theological crisis by Mark A Noll( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,609 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
The work we have to do : a history of Protestants in America by Mark A Noll( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,498 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
America's God : from Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln by Mark A Noll( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark A. Noll's history of Christian theology in America, from the time of Jonathan Edwards, to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, tells the story of a flexible and creative theological energy that, over time, forged a guiding national ideology that continues to exert its influence
A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark A Noll( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history and development of Christianity in the United States and Canada, detailing its growth and overall presence through the years. Discusses how Christian thought has influenced various issues over the years and includes black-and-white photographs and illustrations
Turning points : decisive moments in the history of Christianity by Mark A Noll( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Turning Points, Noll takes readers on a tour of twelve decisive moments in Christian history, using numerous maps, charts, and illustrations. He also reflects on some twentieth-century events that may someday be considered turning points. This unique approach enables readers to grasp the general flow of Christian history and to understand subtle aspects of the story that are often overlooked."--BOOK JACKET
Singing the Lord's song in a strange land : hymnody in the history of North American Protestantism by Edith Waldvogel Blumhofer( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and song are important parts of worship, and hymns have long played a central role in Protestant cultural history. This book explores the ways in which Protestants have used and continue to use hymns to clarify their identy and define their relationships with America and to Christianity. Representing seven groups -- Baptists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Mennonites, Holiness, Hispanics, and Evangelicals -- the nine essays reveal how hymns have helped immigrants to establish new identities, contributed to the body of worship resources, and sustained ethnic identity. Individual essays address the music of the Old-Fashioned Revival Hour, America's longest running and most successful independent radio program; singing among Swedish evangelicals in America; the German hymn tradition as transformed by Mennonite immigrants; the ways hymnody reinforces themes of the Wesleyan holiness movement; the history of Mercer's Cluster (1810), a southern hymnal that gave voice to slaves, women, and native Americans; and the Presbyterian hymnal tradition in Canada formed by Scottish immigrants
Eerdmans' handbook to Christianity in America( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,032 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
The scandal of the evangelical mind by Mark A Noll( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 1,025 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 old religion in a new world : the history of North American Christianity by Mark A Noll( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 960 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 Bible in America : essays in cultural history by Nathan O Hatch( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps more than any other nation, America has been shaped by the Bible. In The Bible in America, a group of young scholars explore the ambiguous and complex ways in which the Word has been both a radical and conservative force in America, from the days of the Puritans through Sam Ervin and Jimmy Carter: how through three centuries the Bible has influenced civil religion and written culture, church life and political rhetoric, and the ways in which it has created a distinct view of history and a unique national consciousness in the United States."--Back cover
Evangelicals and science in historical perspective by David N Livingstone( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective offers the first wide-ranging survey of the history of the encounter between evangelical Protestantism and science. Comprising papers by leading historians of science and religion, this collection shows that the questions of science have been central to the history of evangelicalism in the United States, as well as in Britain and Canada. It will be an invaluable resource for understanding the historical context of contemporary political squabbles, such as the debate over the status of "creation science" and the teaching of evolution."--Jacket
Evangelicalism : comparative studies of popular Protestantism in North America, the British Isles, and beyond, 1700-1990 by David Bebbington( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of evangelicalism : the age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys by Mark A Noll( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Korean and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides a coherent; multi-national narrative of the origins, development and rapid diffusion of evangelical movements in their first two generations, from the 1730s to the 1790s. The primary focus is on Britain and North America, historical links to Europe and then connections to Africa, Australia and beyond are also important. Much of the discussion is devoted to landmark individuals, events and organizations, and contains many biographical sketches of the era's best-known leaders - Jonathan Edwards. John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, John Newton, Hannah More - along with many lesser-known figures."--BOOK JACKET
The new shape of world Christianity : how American experience reflects global faith by Mark A Noll( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Mark Noll revisits the history of the American church in the context of world events. He makes the case that how Americans have come to practice the Christian faith is just as globally important as what the American church has done in the world. He backs up this claim, lucidly explaining the relationship between the development of Christianity in North America and the development of Christianity in the rest of the world, with attention to recent transfigurations in world Christianity. -- from publisher description
Between faith and criticism : evangelicals, scholarship, and the Bible in America by Mark A Noll( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 701 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"
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Protestants in America
God and Mammon : Protestants, money, and the market, 1790-1860Sing them over again to me : hymns and hymnbooks in AmericaProtestants in AmericaGod and race in American politics : a short historyThe Civil War as a theological crisisThe work we have to do : a history of Protestants in AmericaAmerica's God : from Jonathan Edwards to Abraham LincolnA History of Christianity in the United States and Canada
Alternative Names
Mark Noll Amerikaans historicus

Mark Noll historiador estadounidense

Mark Noll historien américain

Mark Noll US-amerikanischer Kirchenhistoriker und Buchautor

Noll, Mark

Noll, Mark 1946-

Noll, Mark A. 1946-

Noll, Mark A. (Mark Allan), 1946-

Noll, Mark Allan 1946-

Noll, Mark Allen

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