The Old Religion in a New World: The History of North American Christianity

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002 - 340 páginas
One of our foremost historians of religion here chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing the turning points in the development of the immigrant church that have led to today's distinctly American faith.

Taking a unique approach to this fascinating subject, Noll focuses on what was new about organized Christian religion on the American continent by comparison with European Christianity. In doing so, Noll provides a broad outline of the major events in the history of the Christian churches that have filled North America with such remarkable vitality and diversity. He also highlights some of the most important interpretive issues in the transfer of the hereditary religion of Europe to America.

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From Europe to America
Colonization 14921730
The Churches Become American 17301830
The Separation of Church and State
The High Tide of Protestantism 18301865
A New Christian Pluralism 18651906
Divisions Renewal Fragmentation Acculturation 19061960
The Recent Past 19602000
The Fate of European Traditions Lutherans Roman Catholics
DaytoDay Christian Spirituality and the Bible
The Largest Denominations as of 2000 in the United States and Canada
Regional Variations in the United States and Canada

In the Shadow of the United States Canada and Mexico

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Página 77 - THAT all Persons living in this Province, who confess and acknowledge the One Almighty and Eternal GOD, to be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World, and that hold themselves obliged in Conscience to live peaceably and justly in civil Society, shall in no ways be molested or prejudiced for their religious Persuasion or Practice in Matters of Faith and Worship, nor shall they be compelled at any Time to frequent or maintain any religious Worship, Place or Ministry whatever.
Página 263 - JESU, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly, While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high : Hide me, O my Saviour, hide Till the storm of life is past ; Safe into the haven guide, Oh, receive my soul at last.
Página 263 - And melt mine eyes to tears. 5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay The debt of love I owe : Here, Lord, I give myself away, — 'Tis all that I can do.
Página 263 - Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget The wormwood and the gall, Go, spread your trophies at His feet, And crown Him Lord of all.
Página 35 - Women especially ; Singing Quakers, Ranting Quakers, Sabbatarians ; Antisabbatarians ; Some Anabaptists some Independents ; some Jews ; in short of all sorts of opinions there are some, and the most part of none at all...
Página 75 - Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties of certain Laws...
Página 107 - Let Christians of all denominations meekly but firmly come- forth, and pronounce their verdict, let them clear their communions, and wash their hands of this thing, let them give forth and write on the head and front of this great abomination, SIN ! and in three // . years, a.
Página 43 - Instead of being a great master and great Theologian as in France, you must reckon on being here a humble Scholar, and then, good God! with what masters! — women, little children, and all the Savages — and exposed to their laughter. The Huron language will be your Saint Thomas and your Aristotle; and clever man as you are, and speaking glibly among learned and capable persons, you must make up your mind to be for a long time mute among the Barbarians. You will have accomplished much, if, at the...

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Mark A. Nollnbsp;is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame. His other books includenbsp;A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln, andnbsp;Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity.

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