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America's God : from Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

America's God : from Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Author: Mark A Noll
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Religious life in early America is often equated with the fire-and-brimstone Puritanism best embodied by the theology of Cotton Mather. Yet, by the nineteenth century, American theology had shifted dramatically away from the severe European traditions directly descended from the Protestant Reformation, of which Puritanism was in the United States the most influential. In its place arose a singularly American set of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Noll, Mark A., 1946-
America's God.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001053114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Noll
ISBN: 0195151119 9780195151114 9780198034414 0198034415
OCLC Number: 191023653
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 622 pages)
Contents: Introduction : theology and history --
Theology in colonial America --
The long life and final collapse of the Puritan canopy --
Republicanism and religion : the American exception --
Christian republicanism --
Theistic common sense --
Colonial theologies in the era of the Revolution --
Innovative (but not "American") theologies in the era of the Revolution --
The evangelical surge ... --
... and constructing a new nation --
Ideological permutations --
Assumptions and assertions of American theology --
The Americanization of Calvinism : contexts and questions --
The Americanization of Calvinism : the congregational era, 1793-1827 --
The Americanization of Calvinism : explosion, 1827-1860 --
The Americanization of Methodism : the age of Asbury --
The Americanization of Methodism : after Asbury --
The "Bible alone" and a reformed, literal hermeneutic --
The Bible and slavery --
Failed alternatives --
Climax and exhaustion in the Civil War --
Conclusion : contexts and dogma.
Responsibility: Mark A. Noll.
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In America's God, Mark Noll gives the definitive history of Christian theology in America from the time of Jonathan Edwards to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It is a story of a flexible and  Read more...


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