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

Douglas A. Sweeney

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195154283
eISBN:
9780199834709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154282.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858) was arguably the most influential American theologian of his generation. Despite his tremendous national influence, however, his views were chronically ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins with a background on Thomas Harriot. It then details Harriot's relationship with Nathaniel Toporley and their mutual interest in Viète's mathematics. Harriot's ... More


Overwhelmed: Literature, Aesthetics, and the Nineteenth-Century Information Revolution

Maurice S. Lee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192925
eISBN:
9780691194219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What happens to literature during an information revolution? How do readers and writers adapt to proliferating data and texts? These questions appear uniquely urgent today in a world of information ... More


Medieval American Literature: Antebellum Narratives and the “Map of the Infinite”

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the notion of medieval American literature not only makes a paradoxical kind of sense but might be seen as integral to the construction of the subject more generally. It ... More


The Prospects for Fiction: Male Romantic Novelists and Women’s Social Reality

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter looks at three male novelists who emerged from the romantic movement in America: Sylvester Judd, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. In contrast to the majority of the Dial's ... More


Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Elizabeth Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Working to reconcile the Christian dictum to “love one's neighbor as oneself” with evidence of U.S. sociopolitical aggression, including slavery, corporal punishment of children, and Indian removal, ... More


The Americanization of Calvinism: The Congregationalist Era, 1793–1827

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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Between 1790 and 1840, Reformed theology reached the summit of its broad influence in American culture. With New England's Congregationalists in the lead, and then joined by mid‐state and southern ... 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


Birth of a Theologian: The Early Life of Nathaniel Taylor

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:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter briefly outlines the Taylor family history, including Nathaniel William Taylor's puritan roots in New England. Although Nathaniel William Taylor's grandfather and family patriarch, ... More


Taylor at the Reins of the “One‐Hoss Shay”: New Haven and the Edwardsian Theological Culture

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:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Sweeney argues that three key relationships grounded Taylor even deeper in the Edwardsian culture – his close friendships with Lyman Beecher and Timothy Dwight and his marriage to Rebecca Marie Hine. ... More


Taylor's Edwardsian Legacy: New Haven and the Religious Culture of Evangelical America

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:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In his conclusion, Sweeney moves beyond the usual story of Edwardsian decline to a summary of Taylor's own substantial legacy to post‐Edwardsian America. He notes that in New England, Taylor's ... More


Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: "How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life"

Tamara Plakins Thornton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626932
eISBN:
9781469628110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626932.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838) was a mathematician, astronomer, navigator, seafarer, and business executive whose Enlightenment-inspired perspectives shaped nineteenth-century capitalism while ... More


Variations on Nature: From the Old Manse to the White Whale

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Among the divergent forms of nature writing that flourished in nineteenth-century America, the “Old Manse” preface by Hawthorne reflects a distinctive mood of contentment about the author’s residence ... More


Introduction: Dim Views of the Pastoral Relationship

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The perception of a “peculiar” alliance between nineteenth-century Protestant clergy and their female parishioners emerges from contemporary sources such as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet ... More


Paradoxical Pastors; or, What the Novelist Imagined

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nineteenth-century American readers regularly encountered powerful and paradoxical images of clergy and women in many fictive genres, a reflection of the cultural tensions manifested in the ... More


The Speakership and the Rise of the Republican Party

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the Republican Party's efforts to organize the House of Representatives and build a lasting coalition following the election of Nathaniel Banks as Speaker in the 34th Congress. ... More


Theological Dispute, 1750–1858

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:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

From 1750–1850, a philosophical theology rooted in the work of Jonathan Edwards dominated speculative thought in America. A group of Edwards's students, followers of ‘New Divinity,’ were led by ... More


The Government's Plague Fighters

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces and offers background on the principal medical figures involved in this drama: Nathaniel B. Emerson, Francis R. Day, and Clifford B. Wood, the three American-trained ... More


Secularizing Conscience in Milton's Republican Community

Lana Cable

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores ambiguities and contradictions in the thinking of Milton and other republicans, whose ideas about toleration came into conflict with their demands for freedom of conscience. ... More


The Romans and the American Romantics

Carl J. Richard

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstrates that most of the American Romantics who created the United States' first national literature, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, were the products of an ... More


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