The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002 - History - 340 pages
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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.
  

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Helpful in analyzing what made American Christianity distinct from its Old World parents. Read full review

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This is a great book that educates us on early American Christianity, when the colonies were first formed. Read full review

Contents

From Europe to America
1
Colonization 14921730
27
The Churches Become American 17301830
48
The Separation of Church and State
72
The High Tide of Protestantism 18301865
95
A New Christian Pluralism 18651906
113
Divisions Renewal Fragmentation Acculturation 19061960
136
The Recent Past 19602000
161
The Fate of European Traditions Lutherans Roman Catholics
235
DaytoDay Christian Spirituality and the Bible
253
Afterword
275
The Largest Denominations as of 2000 in the United States and Canada
282
Regional Variations in the United States and Canada
287
Chronology
292
Bibliography
300
Index
327

Theology
186
In the Shadow of the United States Canada and Mexico
209

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About the author (2002)

Mark A. Noll is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois, and the author and editor of many bestselling books and articles, including "Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind," and "A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada," His most recent book is "Protestants in America," In 1998 he inaugurated the McDonald Family Visiting Chair in Evangelical Theological Studies at the Harvard Divinity School.

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