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In the beginning was the word : the Bible in American public life, 1492-1783

Author: Mark A Noll
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the beginning of American history, the Word was in Spanish, Latin, and native languages like Nahuatal. But while Spanish and Catholic Christianity reached the New World in 1492, it was only with settlements in the seventeenth century that English-language Bibles and Protestant Christendom arrived. The Puritans brought with them intense devotion to Scripture, as well as their ideal of Christendom -- a civilization  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Noll
ISBN: 9780190263980 0190263989
OCLC Number: 936565168
Description: xii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Catholic Bibles in the New World --
Protestant beginnings --
From William Tyndale to the King James version --
The English Bible in the era of colonization --
Colonial Christendom --
Beyond Christendom --
Empire, 1689-1763 --
Revival --
Deepened --
Thinned or absorbed --
Revolutionary rhetoric --
Revolutionary argument.
Responsibility: Mark A. Noll.

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In the Beginning Was the Word provides a sweeping, engaging, and insightful survey of the relationship between the Bible and public issues from the beginning of European settlement through the  Read more...

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