The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880 [NOOK Book]

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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."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

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Overview

"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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198029748
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/19/2001
  • Series: Religion in America
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,103,963
  • File size: 404 KB

Meet the Author

Ann Lee Bressler received her doctorate in American history from the University of Virginia. She has previously held adjunct appointments to the faculty of Davidson College and is now an independent scholar.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 Calvinism Improved 9
2 The Challenge of Communal Piety 31
3 Controversy and Identity 54
4 Universal Redemption and Social Reform 77
5 Universalism and Spiritual Science 97
6 Winning the Battle, Losing the War 126
Conclusion 147
Notes 151
Index 197
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