Caterpillars and Newfangled Religion: The Struggle for the Soul of Colonial American Presbyterianismy / Edition 196

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This work explores the conflicts within colonial American Presbyterianism, providing a new explanation for the schism of the Presbyterian Church in 1741. Because of the nature of the conflict, the struggle for the soul of the church provides a rich case study in which to explore the broader transformation of patterns of thought and social structures in the middle colonies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761826163
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: fIRST eDITION
  • Edition number: 196
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas H.L. Cornman is Vice President and Dean of the Undergraduate School, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Part One: General Contexts: The Scope of the Study; The Contour of the Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic World; The Evolution of Presbyterianism Chapter 2 Part Two: Dimensions of Conflict, 1722-1738: The Search for Doctrinal Purity; The Proper Education of the Clergy; The Assessment of Itinerancy; The Proper Theological Grounding Chapter 3 Part Three: Schism and Accommodation, 1739-1788: The Split and Its Quasi-Resolution; The Elusiveness of Unity Chapter 4 Appendix Chapter 5 Bibliography Chapter 6 Index

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