ISBN-10:
0195182995
ISBN-13:
9780195182996
Pub. Date:
04/21/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln / Edition 1

America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln / Edition 1

by Mark A. Noll
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ISBN-13: 9780195182996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/21/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 687,346
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesxiii
IIntroductory
1.Introduction: Theology and History3
2.Theology in Colonial America19
3.The Long Life and Final Collapse of the Puritan Canopy31
IISynthesis
4.Republicanism and Religion: The American Exception53
5.Christian Republicanism73
6.Theistic Common Sense93
7.Colonial Theologies in the Era of the Revolution114
8.Innovative (but Not "American") Theologies in the Era of the Revolution138
IIIEvangelization
9.The Evangelical Surge ...161
10.... and Constructing a New Nation187
11.Ideological Permutations209
IVAmericanization
12.Assumptions and Assertions of American Theology227
13.The Americanization of Calvinism: Contexts and Questions253
14.The Americanization of Calvinism: The Congregational Era, 1793-1827269
15.The Americanization of Calvinism: Explosion, 1827-1860293
16.The Americanization of Methodism: The Age of Asbury330
17.The Americanization of Methodism: After Asbury346
VCrisis
18.The "Bible Alone" and a Reformed, Literal Hermeneutic367
19.The Bible and Slavery386
20.Failed Alternatives402
21.Climax and Exhaustion in the Civil War422
22.Conclusion: Contexts and Dogma439
AppendixHistoriography of Republicanism and Religion447
Notes453
Glossary563
Select Bibliography569
Index603

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