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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


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 National Era and the Second Great Awakening

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Led by James McGready, Timothy Dwight, Asahel Nettleton, and Charles Finney, the Second Great Awakening (1800–40) had a significant impact on American society. Both prominent revivalists and ordinary ... More


Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

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/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


Great Truths

James P. Cousins

in Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168579
eISBN:
9780813168807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168579.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 begins with a short history of Horace’s childhood home in Salisbury, Connecticut, and then transitions to an overview of his educational experiences as an independent scholar and a student ... More


The Drums of War / The Thrust of Empire

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg

in This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832967
eISBN:
9781469600390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807832967.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes Reverend Timothy Dwight's valedictory address to the Yale graduating class of 1776. Dwight espoused his vision of revolution, the future of the newly born nation, and the ... More


Democratic Christianity

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/9780199740420.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifteen offers an overview of the influence of the ideology of democracy on American Protestantism. American theology began to change in the early nineteenth century as Americans increasingly ... More


Godly Living in a New England Town

Timothy Dwight

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/9780199916955.003.0058
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Timothy Dwight's Greenfield Hill: A Poem, in Seven Parts (1794). Dwight was a pivotal leader during the Second Great Awakening. Aside from being a preacher and president of ... More


“A Righteous Man Regards the Life of His Beast”: The Roots of the Gospel of Kindness in the Second Great Awakening and Antebellum Reform

Janet M. Davis

in The Gospel of Kindness: Animal Welfare and the Making of Modern America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199733156
eISBN:
9780190609030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733156.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This chapter explores the rise of American animal protectionism during the Second Great Awakening. Evangelical Protestant revivalism promoted a new proactive theology of free moral agency, which ... More


Term of Severe Trial

James P. Cousins

in Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168579
eISBN:
9780813168807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168579.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Horace grew to become one of Timothy Dwight’s greatest acolytes, and out of this devotion he developed a strict Calvinistic religious orientation. In reward for his dedication, Horace was named head ... More


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