The Evangelical Mind and the New School Presbyterian Experience: A Case Study of Thought and Theology in Nineteenth-Century America

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Dec 23, 2003 - Religion - 292 pages
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"The passing of reformed theology as a major influence in American life during the nineteenth century was not a spectacular event, and its mourners have been relatively few. Calvinism, when it is mentioned, is still often portrayed as a dark cloud that hovered too long over America, acting as an unhealthy influence on the climate of opinion. Nonetheless, the transition from the theologically oriented and well-formed Calvinism characteristic of much of American Protestantism at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the nontheologically oriented and often poorly informed conservative Protestantism firmly established in middle-class America by the end of the same century remains a remarkable aspect of American intellectual and ecclesiastical history. The twentieth-century attitude, itself a product of this transition, has placed strong emphasis on nineteenth-century Protestant activities - their organizations, their revivals, and their reforms. The mind of American Protestantism in these transitional years deserves at least equal consideration."

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Contents

Introduction
1
School 18381852
104
The Flag and the Cross
199
A Question of Orthodoxy
212
The Evangelical Mind and MidNineteenth
230
The New School Presbyterian Tradition
245
Historiography of the Causes of the Division
250
Selected Bibliography of Primary Sources
256
Index
265
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George Marsden is Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His other publications include Jonathan Edwards: A Life and Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism.

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