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The Olney Autobiographers: Conversion Narrative The Olney Autobiographers: Conversion Narrative and Personality

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Picks up the story of conversion narrative among evangelical Anglicans through a close reading of three case studies. Associated with the town of Olney, John Newton, William Cowper, and Thomas Scott ... More


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


John Calvin's American Legacy

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The point of this book is that, despite all the changes and challenges, and despite Calvinism’s ultimate failure to hold the American consciousness, and despite an especially fervent effort to ... More


Implausible: Calvinism and American Politics

D. G. Hart

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

From 1776 until approximately 1970, American Protestant clergy and academics argued that Calvinism was crucial to their nation’s political institutions and ideals. It was common among the mainstream ... More


Whose Calvin, Which Calvinism? John Calvin and the Development of Twentieth-Century American Theology

Stephen D. Crocco

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In 1898, Abraham Kuyper delivered his Lectures on Calvinism at Princeton Theological Seminary. A few years later, Princeton’s B. B. Warfield pared back Kuyper’s Calvinism as a positive force in the ... More


“Falling Away from the General Faith of the Reformation”? The Contest over Calvinism in Nineteenth-Century America

Douglas A. Sweeney

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Few matters were more hotly debated by Reformed divines in nineteenth-century America than the nature, history, and contemporary expression of the Calvinist system of thought. John Williamson Nevin ... More


Calvin and Calvinism within Congregational and Unitarian Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America

David D. Hall

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

At the end of the first-ever National Council of Congregational Churches (1865), Congregationalists were reluctant to embrace either the figure of John Calvin or the words that descend from him ... More


“Strange Providence”: Indigenist Calvinism in the Writings of Mohegan Minister Samson Occom (1723–1792)

Denise T. Askin

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

It is a well-known argument that Calvin’s influence, particularly in the New England tradition, is a foundational element of the national literary identity of the United States. A less well-traveled ... More


High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Ian J. Shaw

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In urban areas of England during the early nineteenth century, the work of a number of Christian ministers was strongly influenced by the shades of Calvinism they espoused. This book discusses the ... More


Geneva’s Crystalline Clarity: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Max Weber on Calvinism and the American Character

Peter J. Thuesen

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In June 1853, Harriet Beecher Stowe, exhausted from a triumphant publicity tour in England for her antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, crossed the English Channel for a few weeks of leisure travel ... More


The Development of High and Evangelical Calvinism to c.1860

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The development of Calvinism to c.1860 is explored, from its roots in the work of John Calvin to early nineteenth‐century proponents. Key figures in the development of evangelical Calvinism were ... More


Introduction

Thomas J. Davis

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter presents a brief overview of John Calvin’s life and the stereotypes that surround many assessments of that life. The usefulness of such stereotypes is questioned, for they can not only ... More


The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Ann Lee Bressler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers the first cultural history of Universalism and the Universalist idea – the idea that an all-good and all-powerful God saves all souls. Ann Bressler argues that Universalism began as ... More


Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism c.1590-1640

Nicholas Tyacke

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201847
eISBN:
9780191675041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201847.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This is a study of the rise of English Arminianism and the growing religious division in the Church of England during the decades before the Civil War of the 1640s. The widely accepted view has been ... More


“Jonathan Edwards, Calvin, Baxter & Co.”: Mark Twain and the Comedy of Calvinism

Joe B. Fulton

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Mark Twain grappled seriously with theologians from the Calvinist tradition. While many of his comments seem dismissive (and funny), it is clear that Calvinism charged his writing with what one might ... More


Calvinism Improved

Ann Lee Bressler

in The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129861
eISBN:
9780199834013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At first glance, American Universalism seems to have been one of the clearest manifestations of the rational spirit of the revolutionary era, and with its bold assertion of salvation for all, the ... More


Conclusion

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The preceding chapters demonstrate the need for a re‐examination of the image of the isolated, scholastic, proponent of high Calvinism, unable to engage with the world around. Although high Calvinism ... More


Country as Global Market: Netherlands, Calvinism, and the Joint-Stock Company

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that certain Dutch organizational innovations were all interlinked through their common genesis mechanism of “migration and homology.” Migration refers to two tidal waves of ... More


Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Susan Karant-Nunn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The Reformation of Feeling looks beyond and beneath the formal doctrinal and moral demands of the Reformation in Germany in order to examine the emotional tenor of the programs that the ... More


Calvin in the Plural: The Diversity of Modern Interpretations of Calvinism, Especially in Germany and the English-Speaking World

Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Irena Backus, and Susanna Gebhardt

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

While confessional hostility between Lutherans and Calvinists marked German history from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century, reflection about the distinguishing characteristics of these ... More


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