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Antislavery Moderation

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/9780199751686.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the antebellum antislavery moderates, including William Ellery Channing, Moses Stuart, and Francis Wayland. It explores the moderates’ theological roots in New England ... More


The Native Ministry in the United States

Jay Riley Case

in An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicals and World Christianity, 1812-1920

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772322
eISBN:
9780199932528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772322.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Karen Christianity fueled a debate among American Baptists over the foundations of evangelicalism. Leaders such as Francis Wayland argued that evangelicalism grew from democratization and ... More


People and Project

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In spite of the ethical questions and religious problems raised by political economy, some antebellum Christians enthusiastically embraced the new discipline and saw it as thoroughly consistent with ... More


Assumptions and Assertions of American Theology

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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the early nineteenth century, a great deal of diversity existed in American theology. Nevertheless, despite substantial differences, American religious thinkers during this period were dominated ... More


Laissez-Faire in the American Tradition

Christopher W. Calvo

in The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066332
eISBN:
9780813058474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066332.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses liberal economic thought in the Southern and Northeastern discourses. Regional historical contexts account for the internal and trans-Atlantic divisions within antebellum ... More


Brown University’s President Confronts Slavery

Alfred L. Brophy

in University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Academic Thought and Southern Jurisprudence, 1831–1861

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199964239
eISBN:
9780190625931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964239.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Brown University’s president, Francis Wayland, debated slavery with another Baptist minister, Richard Fuller. The debate reveals the stark contrast between the antislavery and proslavery religious ... More


Orestes Brownson Before 1840

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

It is important to note that whenever investigating Orestes Brownson's thoughts on religion and economics, it is always important to ask the question: “Which Orestes Brownson are we talking about?” ... More


The Inconsistently Virtuous Economy

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although the clerical economists cared deeply about the problem of individual economic morality, they barely touched on the subject in their textbooks. In general, they subordinated ordinary people ... More


Eight

Fukuzawa Yukichi and Nishikawa Shunsaku

in An Encouragement of Learning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167147
eISBN:
9780231536615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167147.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents the English translation of Section 8 of Fukuzawa Yukichi’s text Gakumon no susume (An Encouragement of Learning). Here Fukuzawa discusses the importance of respecting the ... More


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