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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

John Demos

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The year 2000 marked the 30th anniversary of the publication of this title. The study examines the family in the context of the colony founded by the Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower. Basing ... More


Introduction

Michael Brydon

in The Evolving Reputation of Richard Hooker: An Examination of Responses, 1600-1714

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199204816
eISBN:
9780191709500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204816.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introduction crystallizes the debates in the last twenty years regarding the theological positioning of Hooker. It posits that although there has been a tendency to locate his Anglican identity ... More


 “On a Cannibal Island”: Theater

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Disapproval of theater goes back to the Puritans, and was typical in most religious traditions. Mormons built the Salt Lake Theatre soon after arrival in the Valley. Young forebad tragedy, but it ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas Tyacke

in Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism c.1590-1640

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201847
eISBN:
9780191675041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201847.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Along with various other issues, religion played a major contributory role in the English Civil War. The religious fears voiced in the late 1620s were given increasing substance during the 1630s. The ... More


John Calvin's American Legacy

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The point of this book is that, despite all the changes and challenges, and despite Calvinism’s ultimate failure to hold the American consciousness, and despite an especially fervent effort to ... More


Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Charles T Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the surprisingly similar expectations of religious and moral change voiced by major American thinkers from the time of the Puritans to modern times. These predictions of ... More


Calvin and the Social Order in Early America: Moral Ideals and Transatlantic Empire

Mark Valeri

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter explores the mixed history of Calvin’s influence on economic mores and practices in early America. It retraces Calvin’s ideal for economic discipline over the emergent market in Geneva. ... More


Calvinism and American National Identity

David Little

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Samuel P. Huntington argued that American national identity was and still is profoundly influenced by what he called Anglo-Protestant culture. He attributed the major part of that influence to ... More


“A Common Thrill”: Evangelicalism and the Culture of Fear

Jason C. Bivins

in Religion of Fear: The Politics of Horror in Conservative Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340815
eISBN:
9780199867158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter establishes four contextual factors shaping the Religion of Fear: the history of evangelicalism, political fear, American Christian demonology, and the evangelical mediascape. By ... More


REDEMPTION AND THE AMERICAN SOUL

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins with a case study of a highly generative African-American schoolteacher and a content analysis of lead stories in People magazine in order to introduce the theme of redemption in ... More


The New Jerusalem: Land without Evil

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Within a few decades of the Spanish and Portuguese arrival on the mainland of the Americas, a process of mutual translation of millennial expectations was at work. No better example of the need for ... More


IntroductionPost‐Protestant America

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since the 1960s, many Americans embraced the personal and experiential aspect of religion, even as their allegiance to religious institutions and particular doctrines lessened. This enthusiasm for ... More


Conclusion: The Great Awakening of the Late Twentieth Century

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The changes that took place in American religious life during the late twentieth century were, in some important respects, unprecedented. As the U.S. became hospitable to virtually all the religions ... More


Theistic Common Sense

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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

By 1790, American Christians also embraced the “new moral philosophy,” a way of understanding their faith through “commonsense moral reasoning.” Because they came to believe that God had created ... More


Wheat and Tares: The Liberal Encounter with Puritan Violence

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the rediscovery of imago dei theology by early nineteenth‐century liberal theologians, most especially William Ellery Channing and other Unitarians. This theology was fleshed out by such ... More


Prologue: The “Puritan”: Mirror of America's Self‐Understanding

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

A brief look is taken at the meanings of the terms ‘Puritans’, ‘Puritanism’ and ‘Puritan imagery’, giving a clarification of what they mean, and how they affect the author's reading of the ... More


The Battle for Maryland

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Maryland was founded as a refuge for upper-class Roman Catholics, and its early law served their needs. Later, Puritans settled in Maryland, took control of its government, and attempted to impose ... More


Conclusion

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Conclusion sums up the achievements of the interregnum reformers, and the need to assess their record within the context of the obstacles they faced and the turbulent politics of their brief ... More


Saving Grace and Moral Striving: Thrift in Puritan Theology

James Calvin Davis and Charles Mathewes

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the rich theological framework within which the Puritan ideal of thrift first developed. The Puritans believed quite explicitly that thrift was a necessary condition for human ... More


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