The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity

The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity

by Mark A. Noll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802849482

ISBN-13: 9780802849489

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

One of our foremost historians of religion here chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing the turning points in the development of the immigrant church that have led to today's distinctly American faith.

Taking a unique approach to this fascinating subject, Noll focuses on what was new about organized Christian religion on the

Overview

One of our foremost historians of religion here chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing the turning points in the development of the immigrant church that have led to today's distinctly American faith.

Taking a unique approach to this fascinating subject, Noll focuses on what was new about organized Christian religion on the American continent by comparison with European Christianity. In doing so, Noll provides a broad outline of the major events in the history of the Christian churches that have filled North America with such remarkable vitality and diversity. He also highlights some of the most important interpretive issues in the transfer of the hereditary religion of Europe to America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802849489
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1.From Europe to America1
2.Colonization, 1492-173027
3.The Churches Become American, 1730-183048
4.The Separation of Church and State72
5.The High Tide of Protestantism, 1830-186595
6.A New Christian Pluralism, 1865-1906113
7.Divisions, Renewal, Fragmentation, Acculturation, 1906-1960136
8.The Recent Past, 1960-2000161
9.Theology186
10.In the Shadow of the United States--Canada and Mexico209
11.The Fate of European Traditions--Lutherans and Roman Catholics235
12.Day-to-Day Christian Spirituality and the Bible253
Afterword275
Appendix AThe Largest Denominations (as of 2000) in the United States and Canada282
Appendix BRegional Variations in the United States and Canada287
Chronology292
Bibliography300
Index327

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