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Coming of Age Among the Edwardsians: Taylor's Religious Horizons

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:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Sweeney reconstructs the New England religious culture that shaped the life of Taylor, and that derived much of its theological substance from the two distinctive foci of Edwardsian New Divinity: its ... More


The Divine Providence of Slavery and Freedom

John Saillant

in Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Lemuel Haynes was schooled in the New Divinity, the Calvinist theology of the students of Jonathan Edwards. Haynes declared himself a follower of Samuel Hopkins, the leading interpreter of Edwardsean ... More


Colonial Theologies in the Era of the Revolution

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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Before 1790, and despite the massive ideological changes sparked by the American Revolution, theology in America remained mostly in continuity with traditions from the Old World. The innovations ... 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


Selective Readings: Edwards and the New Divinity

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although there are numerous difficulties in identifying Edwards's theological legacy, the first distinct group of followers to emerge was referred to as the New Divinity. From the outset, there was ... 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 Early Slavery Debates

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/9780199751686.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explains why the slavery debates that occurred in America before the antebellum era did not alter American theology. Operating in a different historical and rhetorical context, earlier ... More


A Further Liberty in 1776

John Saillant

in Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Lemuel Haynes was separated at birth from his parents, described in his lifetime as an African man and a white New England woman. Haynes matured as an indentured servant in Granville, Massachusetts, ... More


Introduction

Oliver D. Crisp and Douglas A. Sweeney

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction to the volume sets out the background to the New England Theology, its development, and its importance. It also includes an outline of each chapter of the book.


The Americanization of Calvinism: Contexts and Questions

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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The historic Calvinist churches that still enjoyed significant leadership in American public life thoroughly incorporated common sense and republican emphases into their theology. In general, these ... More


Jonathan Edwards, the New Divinity, and Cosmopolitan Calvinism

Mark Valeri

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter describes the relationship between Jonathan Edwards and his earliest followers, New Divinity men such as Joseph Bellamy and Samuel Hopkins. Surveying recent studies of Edwards, it ... More


Jonathan Edwards on Education and His Educational Legacy

Kenneth P. Minkema

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jonathan Edwards was deeply involved in education, as a tutor at Yale College, with catechists in his congregation at Northampton, with Indian children at Stockbridge, and as president of the College ... 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


The Revolutionary Lens: Edwards’s Mentoring Legacy

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Edwards the Mentor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190221201
eISBN:
9780190221225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221201.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Part of the intriguing power of Edwards’s mentoring is the legacy he creates during and after the American Revolution. He trains his mentees to be not mere mimics but rather leaders who can reason ... More


Samuel Hopkins and Hopkinsianism

Peter Jauhiainen

in After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756292
eISBN:
9780199950379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756292.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Samuel Hopkins was a chief expositor of Edwardsian theology, an innovative reformulation of Reformed doctrine that responded to the challenges of the Enlightenment. His appropriation of key ... More


New England’s Theological Landscape

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fourteen surveys the diverse theological landscape of the New England in the period after the American Revolution. Special attention is paid to the developing theologies of Harvard, Yale and ... More


“Salvation” vs. “Damnation”: Doctrinal Controversies in the Early Republic

Kathryn Gin Lum

in Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199843114
eISBN:
9780199375196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843114.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter asks why hell survived the controversy over universal salvation in the early republic. It begins with the awakenings of the mid-eighteenth century and the theological innovations of ... More


The Necessity of Evil

Samuel Hopkins

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/9780199916955.003.0057
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Samuel Hopkins's The System of Doctrines, Contained in Divine Revelation, Explained and Defended (1793). Hopkins is arguably the most creative thinker among ... More


Godly Government during a Time of Crisis

Lemuel Haynes

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/9780199916955.003.0062
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Lemuel Haynes's The Influence of Civil Government on Religion, a sermon delivered at Rutland, West Parish, in Vermont on September 4, 1798. Haynes was an American ... More


Summarizing God’s Law

Joseph Bellamy

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/9780199916955.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Joseph Bellamy's 1750 book True Religion Delineated; or, Experimental Religion, As Distinguished from Formality on the One Hand, and Enthusiasm on the Other, Set ... More


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