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John Calvin's American legacy

Author: Thomas J Davis
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores the ways Calvin and the Calvinist tradition have influenced American life. In addition, each section moves chronologically, ranging from colonial times to the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Jean Calvin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Davis
ISBN: 9780195390971 0195390970 9780195390988 0195390989
OCLC Number: 354898898
Description: xii, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Calvin and the social order in early America : moral ideals and transatlantic empire / Mark Valeri --
Calvinism and American national identity / David Little --
Implausible : Calvinism and American politics / D.G. Hart --
Practical ecclesiology in John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards / Amy Plantinga Pauw --
"Falling away from the general faith of the Reformation"? : the contest over Calvinism in nineteenth-century America / Douglas A. Sweeney --
Calvin and Calvinism within Congregational and Unitarian discourse in nineteenth-century America / David D. Hall --
Whose Calvin, which Calvinism? : John Calvin and the development of twentieth-century American theology / Stephen D. Crocco --
"Strange providence" : indigenist Calvinism in the writings of Mohegan minister Samson Occom (1723-1792) / Denise T. Askin --
Geneva's crystalline clarity : Harriet Beecher Stowe and Max Weber on Calvinism and the American character / Peter J. Thuesen --
"Jonathan Edwards, Calvin, Baxter & Co." : Mark Twain and the comedy of Calvinism / Joe B. Fulton --
Cold comforts : John Updike, Protestant thought, and the semantics of paradox / Kyle A. Pasewark --
Conclusion John Calvin at "home" in American culture / Thomas J. Davis.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas J. Davis.

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John Calvin's American Legacy explores the influence of Calvin and his heirs on American life, highlighting how the Calvinist tradition is woven into the fabric of American society, theology, and  Read more...

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Indispensable volume of essays. * Margaret Bendroth, Journal of Church History 2011 *

 
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