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“Arguments for the Possibility Are Good”

David F. Holland

in Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the intellectual history of the canon among liberal Christians of the nineteenth century. Beginning with Hicksite Quakers, it moves through William Ellery Channing's Unitarianism, ... More


The Americanization of Calvinism: Explosion, 1827–1860

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The middle decades of the nineteenth century witnessed both the golden age of American Calvinism and its decline. Increasing fragmentation among Calvinistic voices as well as the rise of competition ... More


Biblical and Historical Sources

Steve Bruce

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys a wide range of historic works on marriage and family. The first two sections place Jesus' teaching against the family, Paul's indifference toward marriage and family, and the ... More


God in History

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin: The Fight against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751686
eISBN:
9780199918799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 maintains that the slavery debates led antislavery moderates to historicize the faith. After exploring the various roots of historicism in antebellum religious thought and the failures of ... More


The Infection of German Idealism

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-eight treats the threat of German Idealist thought as it came to influence the thinking of those who considered themselves part of the Reformed tradition. Particularly important in ... More


Transformed by Beauty: Environmental Ethics and the Wildness of God

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The book's last chapter explores the ecological implications of this Calvinist spirituality of desire. It points to the earth's reflection of God's beauty as a foundation for an environmental ethic ... More


Innovative Amateurs, 1829–1867

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Thinkers unconnected to institutions were the most lively and creative thinkers in the US for much of the nineteenth century. These ‘amateurs’ were more willing to adopt untraditional, usually ... More


Climax and Exhaustion in the Civil War

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Civil War was a decisive chapter in the history of American theology. While the leading theological commentators on the war continued to rely on the theological constructs that had been developed ... More


Child Saving, Nation Building: The Wide, Wide World and The Lamplighter

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Girls figure prominently in mid-nineteenth-century adoption fiction, as evidenced by Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1851) and Susanna Maria Cummins’s The Lamplighter (1854). These novels, set ... More


The Unitarian Universe

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes a culture of contradictions where religiously liberal people tend to be socially conservative, where the pulpits' descriptions of truth conflict with the daily reality known in ... More


Language and Feeling

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0042
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-two examines one of the most titanic theological battles of Hodge’s career. It recounts the many articles published in the Repertory and Bibliotheca Sacra as Hodge and Edwards Amasa ... More


Edwards Amasa Park: The Last Edwardsian

Charles Phillips

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards Amasa Park championed Edwardsian Calvinism from the Jacksonian era until the very close of the nineteenth century. His own training at Andover in the irenic divinity of Moses Stuart and ... More


“Emerson” <i>The Essay</i>

Kyle Gann

in Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ives’s essay on Emerson is less a description of that writer than an apologia for Ives’s compositional method, which is intentionally disunified and based on the discontinuous way in which humans ... More


Contested Gender Status and Imagining Ancient Matriarchy

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on nineteenth-century western Europe and America, where contested gender identities take a more strident form with the emergence of feminism. Waves of male historians and ... More


The Inspiration of Scripture

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0043
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-three recounts Hodge’s views on the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture. He believed in “plenary” not “partial” inspiration. Every word of the Bible was true, and it was the word ... More


Charles Ives's Concord: Essays after a Sonata

Kyle Gann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040856
eISBN:
9780252099366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In January 1921, New York insurance company executive Charles Ives mailed self-published scores of a piano sonata he had written to 200 strangers. Unprecedentedly complex and modern beyond any music ... More


Theology

David Bebbington

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Evangelicalism was the chief factor moulding the theology of most Protestant Dissenting traditions of the nineteenth century, dictating an emphasis on conversions, the cross, the Bible as the supreme ... More


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