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Philip Schaff: Herr Doktor Professor in the American Frontier

Thomas Albert Howard

in God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565511
eISBN:
9780191725654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565511.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter makes the case that, in contrast to America's many critics and in addition to Tocqueville, the Protestant, Swiss–German church historian Philip Schaff offers a high-minded, constructive ... More


God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide

Thomas Albert Howard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565511
eISBN:
9780191725654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565511.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since the 18th-century Enlightenment, the United States and Western Europe's paths to modernity have diverged sharply with respect to religion. In short, Americans have maintained much friendlier ... More


The Infection of German Idealism

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/9780199740420.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-eight treats the threat of German Idealist thought as it came to influence the thinking of those who considered themselves part of the Reformed tradition. Particularly important in ... More


Innovative Amateurs, 1829–1867

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:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Thinkers unconnected to institutions were the most lively and creative thinkers in the US for much of the nineteenth century. These ‘amateurs’ were more willing to adopt untraditional, usually ... More


James Talmage, B. H. Roberts, and Confessional History in a Secular Age

Matthew Bowman

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter contextualizes the church histories produced by two of Mormonism’s public figures and leaders, B. H. Roberts and James E. Talmage, in the context of the historiography of early ... More


1883: Luthermania, Germania, and the Novus Ordo Seclorum

Thomas Albert Howard

in Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754190
eISBN:
9780191815911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754190.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After briefly mentioning some Reformation-related commemorations that took place after the tercentenary in 1817, this chapter profiles the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth in 1883 as it was ... More


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