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The Universalist movement in America, 1770-1880

Author: Ann Lee Bressler
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume Ann Lee Bressler offers the first cultural history of American Universalism and its central teaching - the idea that an all-good and all-powerful God saves all souls. Although Universalists have commonly been lumped together with Unitarians as "liberal religionists," in its origins their movement was, in fact, quite different from that of the better-known religious liberals."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Lee Bressler
ISBN: 0195129865 9780195129861
OCLC Number: 59507902
Description: viii, 204 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Calvinism Improved --
2. The Challenge of Communal Piety --
3. Controversy and Identity --
4. Universal Redemption and Social Reform --
5. Universalism and Spiritual Science --
6. Winning the Battle, Losing the War.
Series Title: Religion in America series (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Ann Lee Bressler.

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This work offers a cultural history of Universalism - the idea that an all-good and all-powerful God saves all souls. Ann Bressler argues that Universalism began as a radical, eschatological, and  Read more...

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An erudite and coherent analysis of Universalism as a powerful religious idea in the wider culture of American Protestantism. * David Hempton, Times Literary Supplement * Competently written and Read more...

 
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