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History and Mainline Protestants: The United Church of Christ Comes of Age

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This concluding chapter describes the emergence of the United Church of Christ (UCC). It argues that history did not survive in the UCC—as the antimerger critics had feared—however, the merger itself ... More


Calvin and Calvinism within Congregational and Unitarian Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America

David D. Hall

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/9780195390971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

At the end of the first-ever National Council of Congregational Churches (1865), Congregationalists were reluctant to embrace either the figure of John Calvin or the words that descend from him ... More


Protestant Saints: The Power of Congregational Memory

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter shows how early nineteenth-century church people talked about their ancestors in surprisingly immediate ways, as people with a continuing interest in the work of the living and a moral ... More


Finding Successors to ‘the Poet of the Sanctuary’: Josiah Conder in Context ∗

David M. Thompson

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Josiah Conder (1789–1855) was a leading figure in early nineteenth-century Congregationalism—a journalist, editor, poet and hymn-writer, representative of what might be called ‘respectable ... More


The First Factor: Spatial Dynamics

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The kinetic dynamism of a classic sacramental church, with its longitudinal space for processions, is exemplified by the design and the use of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The tendency of ... More


Sons of the Pilgrim Fathers: How Congregationalists Claimed Their History

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter is an opening conversation within American society about the power of the past and the limits and extent of human freedom. In the early nineteenth century this issue unfolded ... More


Scribes and Scholars: The Careers of Henry Martyn Dexter and Williston Walker

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter deals with the writing of Congregational history and the passage from one set of narrators to another, from the world of denominational scribes to professionally trained historians ... More


Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Elizabeth J. Clapp and Julie Roy Jeffrey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As historians have gradually come to recognize, the involvement of women was central to the anti-slavery cause in both Britain and the United States. Like their male counterparts, women abolitionists ... More


Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introduction of hymns and hymn-singing into public worship in the seventeenth century by dissenters from the Church of England has been described as one of the greatest contributions ever made to ... More


Coming to Terms with the Pilgrim Fathers

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter takes up the experiences of laypeople as they sifted through Sunday school lessons about the book of Genesis and sermons on a so-called new theology, where turn-of-the-century liberal ... More


‘We Ought to Obey God rather than Man’: Women, Anti-Slavery, and Nonconformist Religious Cultures 1

Alison Twells

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the involvement of English Baptist and Congregational women in the anti-slavery movement in the 1820s and 1830s. Focusing on Mary-Anne Rawson (1801-1887), a Congregationalist in ... More


The Circulation and Reception of Philip Doddridge's Hymns

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 3 discusses the chronological, geographical and denominational reception and circulation of Philip Doddridge’s hymns. Drawing on close readings of the variants on a few representative hymns, ... More


W. Garrett Horder and Congregational Hymnody: An Introduction to The Hymn Lover and Its Author

Clyde Binfield

in Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199545247
eISBN:
9780191725708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545247.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 6 considers Congregational hymnody at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as reflected in the career, publications, and friendships of William Garrett Horder (1841–1922), a ... More


Mainline Christianity: The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Jason S. Lantzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753309
eISBN:
9780814753323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753309.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, ... More


When a Child: (ca. 1820–1843)

Quincy D. Newell

in Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199338665
eISBN:
9780190932176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199338665.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jane Elizabeth Manning was born in southwestern Connecticut, the child of a freed slave. Although Jane’s family owned their home, her father’s death in 1825 was an economic blow. This may have been ... More


The American Host Families

Edward J. M. Rhoads

in Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Within a day or two of each detachment's arrival in Springfield, the Chinese Educational Mission (CEM) boys were assigned to specific host families in New England. Thirty seven families initially ... More


The Trajectory of Revival: The Pattern of Awakenings from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Centuries

David Bebbington

in Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199575480
eISBN:
9780191741449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575480.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Revivals, stirrings of religious rededication during which conversions took place on a significant scale, came in a variety of forms. Presbyterian revivals, beginning in the seventeenth century, were ... More


Piety over Worldly Pleasures

Susanna Anthony

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Susanna Anthony's diary, in which she blamed the devil as the cause of her temptations, fears, and woeful condition. Growing up as a Quaker, Anthony experienced ... More


Reason, Revelation, and the Rise of Biblical Criticism

Sara Paretsky

in Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing: The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226337746
eISBN:
9780226337883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337883.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter demonstrates how true scholarship came to Andover with a brilliant young New Haven preacher, Moses Stuart. By studying Hebrew and German with a driving energy, Stuart quickly became an ... More


Curriculum: Acquiring the Habits of Citizenship

Kim Cary Warren

in The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833964
eISBN:
9781469604978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899441_warren.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Reverend Charles Monroe Sheldon's series of sermons delivered to his congregation at the Central Congregational Church in Topeka. Each sermon challenged his congregants to ... More


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