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Number of Pages: 640
Vendor: Yale University Press
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The Making of American Liberal Theology: Idealism, Realism, and Modernity 1900-1950Gary DorrienWestminster John Knox Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback$49.50 Retail:
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Fortress Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United StatesNancy KoesterAugsburg Fortress / 2007 / Trade Paperback$28.50Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.CBD Stock No: WW63277X
This book, the most comprehensive survey of early American Christian theology ever written, encompasses scores of American theological traditions, schools of thought, and thinkers. E. Brooks Holifield examines mainstream Protestant and Catholic traditions as well as those of more marginal groups. He looks closely at the intricacies of American theology from 1636 to 1865 and considers the social and institutional settings for religious thought during this period.
The book explores a range of themes, including the strand of Christian thought that sought to demonstrate the reasonableness of Christianity, the place of American theology within the larger European setting, the social location of theology in early America, and the special importance of the Calvinist traditions in the development of American theology. Broad in scope and deep in its insights, this magisterial book acquaints us with the full chorus of voices that contributed to theological conversation in America’s early years.
E. Brooks Holifield is Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Church History, Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is former president of the American Society for Church History and the author of several books on American religious history including Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 15211680.