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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


The West: 1832–1833

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Ward Beecher was a student at Amherst College when he received the news from Harriet Beecher that Catharine Beecher and their father, Lyman Beecher, had gone out to Cincinnati to assess the ... More


The Decline and Fall of the Edwardsian Culture: Taylorites, Tylerites, and the Disintegration of New England Calvinism

Douglas A. Sweeney

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195154283
eISBN:
9780199834709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Threatened by Unitarianism and Finneyite progressives, the Edwardsians of the 1820s banded together to fight off the encroachment of theological liberalism and “new measures” revivalism. By 1828, ... More


Resistance and Revisionism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the reactions among conservative clergy to disestablishment that were generated by the French Revolution and Jefferson’s election as president in 1800. It examines the impact ... More


New England Disestablishment

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the final political disestablishment in three New England states: New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. It examines the competing understandings of disestablishment ... More


Geneva’s Crystalline Clarity: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Max Weber on Calvinism and the American Character

Peter J. Thuesen

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/9780195390971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In June 1853, Harriet Beecher Stowe, exhausted from a triumphant publicity tour in England for her antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, crossed the English Channel for a few weeks of leisure travel ... More


New England Beginnings: 1811–1816

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the beginnings of the Beecher family in Litchfield, New England. Like much of her writing, Litchfield bears the strong stamp of geography and local culture. In contrasting ... More


Nutplains: 1811–1816

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe's richest memories of Roxana Beecher were entangled with her visits to her mother's childhood home in Guilford, Connecticut, in an area called Nutplains. By contrast with the ... More


 The Meaning of Slave Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the conversion of African slaves in the British North American colonies to Christianity became an object of analysis and how debates about the role that blacks would play in ... More


Litchfield: 1816–1824

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A prosperous professional elite made Litchfield appealing to people of taste and intellect. Judge Tapping Reeve, a leading Litchfield citizen and intimate of Lyman Beecher, and other like-minded men ... More


The Hartford Female Seminary: 1824–1827

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

It is fitting that Harriet Beecher made her entrance into Hartford at the same time as Lafayette, for she was embarking on a republican experiment in women's education. Catharine Beecher's Hartford ... More


Year of Decision: 1827–1828

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The emotional turmoil Harriet Beecher experienced in 1827 was felt by many young women of her time when they embarked upon the world freighted with a well-stocked mind, a sense of social duty, and no ... More


A Republic of Women: 1829–1832

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The educational priorities of Catharine Beecher's Hartford Female Seminary were the building of character, the cultivation of the intellect, and the proper preparation of young ... More


Parlor Literature: 1833–1834

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Parlor literature, like parlor music, was a centuries-old institution. Typical activities included singing, playing the piano, and readings of specially ... More


Courtship and Marriage: 1834–1836

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher's eight years in a female seminary shaped by Catharine Beecher's philosophy of independence and usefulness had not particularly fitted her for the marriage market, nor was the ... More


Free Men and Free Speech: 1834–1837

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe embarked upon housekeeping during the turbulent decade of the 1830s when anti-slavery riots erupted in most of the major cities. Harriet ... More


Signs of the Times: 1843

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The widely publicized predictions of William Miller increased the millennial expectation. It was, to take the title of a millennialist newspaper, one of the Signs of the Times. Miller's preaching ... More


In the Tide-Mud of the Real: 1844–1845

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A two-part series written by Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote for the New-York Evangelist, the following winter at Catharine Beecher's urging, demonstrates the extent to which she had taken up the Beecher ... More


Crossing the River: 1849–1850

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Memories of Charley Stowe's death may have been intensified by the presence of her wet nurse. “Irish Catharine” gets little mention in Harriet Beecher Stowe's letters and is sent away as soon as her ... More


Philosophy and Theology, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

German idealists such as Friedrich Schelling and theologians such as Wilhelm Benecke and Julius Müller build on Kant's foundation of preexistence as a basis for freedom. Joseph Smith makes Mormonism ... More


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