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Children of wrath : New School Calvinism and antebellum reform

Author: Leo P Hirrel
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1998. ©1998
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In an exciting reinterpretation of the early nineteenth century, Leo Hirrel demonstrates the importance of religious ideas by exploring the relationship between religion and reform efforts during a crucial period in American history. The result is a work that moves the history of antebellum reform to a higher level of sophistication. Hirrel focuses upon New School Congregationalists and Presbyterians who served at  Read more...
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Hirrel, Leo P., 1952-
Children of wrath : New School Calvinism and antebellum reform.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1998
x, 248 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leo P Hirrel
ISBN: 9780813158877 0813158877
OCLC Number: 903959712
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Religion; 1. The Challenge to Orthodoxy; 2. Theology at New Haven; 3. Theology at Princeton and Oberlin; 4. The Antebellum Congregational and Presbyterian Communities; 5. The Role of Religion in the Republic; Part Two: Reform; 6. The Catholic Church and the Whore of Babylon; 7. The Temperance Crusade; 8. Chattel Slavery; 9. Benevolence, the Social Order, and the Kingdom of God; 10. The Closing Years of Antebellum Reform; In Retrospect; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Leo P. Hirrel.

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In an exciting reinterpretation of the early nineteenth century, Leo Hirrel demonstrates the importance of religious ideas by exploring the relationship between religion and reform efforts during a crucial period in American history. The result is a work that moves the history of antebellum reform to a higher level of sophistication. Hirrel focuses upon New School Congregationalists and Presbyterians who served at the forefront of reform efforts and provided critical leadership to anti-Catholic, temperance, antislavery, and missionary movements. Their religion was an attempt to reconcile tradit.

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-Hirrel here carefully and cautiously analyzes the public rhetoric and published writings of New School Presbyterians.- -- American Historical Review -Explores the connections between New School Read more...

 
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