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A religious history of America.

Author: Edwin S Gaustad
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1966]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Survey of various religious ideas, institutions and personalities from the age of exploration to the present.
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Genre/Form: Church history
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Gaustad, Edwin S. (Edwin Scott).
Religious history of America.
New York, Harper & Row [1966]
(OCoLC)647549169
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Gaustad
OCLC Number: 174445
Description: xxiii, 421 pages illustrations (some color) maps, portraits 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Age of exploration : The admiral and the church ; From the halls of Montezuma ; Fish, fur and faith ; Hakluyt and Purchas --
Part II: Age of colonization : "Almighty God hath opened the gate": Virginia ; "One small candle may light a thousand": Puritan New England ; Conversion ; Legislation ; Education ; Endurance ; "A full liberty in religious concernments" : Rhode Island ; "The gospel into a fruitful bosom": Maryland ; "We put the power in the people": Middle Colonies ; New York and Delaware ; New Jersey ; Pennsylvania ; "An excellent school to learn Christ in": Carolina and Georgia --
Part III: Age of expansion : Liberty and law ; Liberty won ; Liberty proclaimed ; Liberty secured ; Freedom and the frontier ; Utopianism ; Transcendentalism ; Methodism ; Pietism ; Individualism ; Reductionism ; Perfectionism ; Revivalism ; Manifest destiny ; One land, one flag ; One Lord, one faith ; From shore to shore --
and more ; A house of faith divided ; The moral mission of religion ; Consensus on slavery ; Conflict over slavery ; Lincoln and God's purposes ; "To finish the work: ; The making of America: immigration and assimilation ; "The homeless, tempest-tost" ; "America for Americans" ; "And crown thy good" ; A changing order: factory and town ; Redemption of persons ; Mass evangelism ; Reform ; Philanthropy ; New organizations ; Redemption of society ; Industrial problems ; Urban problems Part IV: This nation under God: at worship : The Word ; The Bible in American life ; History ; Morality ; Culture ; The Bible in American literature ; The belief ; Abraham Heschel ; Reinhold Niebuhr ; Gustave Weigel ; The liturgy ; Daily devotion ; Weekly worship ; The liturgical year ; Liturgy and life ; The house --
Part V: This nation under God: at work : The mission at home ; Peace and war ; "With liberty and justice for all" ; Prosperity and conformity ; The mission abroad ; World evangelism ; Rescue and relief ; Unity and understanding ; Education ; Parochial schools ; Supplemental classes ; Shared, released and dismissed time ; Worship or study ; Higher education ; Democracy --
Chronology: Important dates in America's religious history.

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Survey of various religious ideas, institutions and personalities from the age of exploration to the present.

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