in Sacred Borders
January 2011; published online May 2011.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 6460 words.
This chapter lays out some of the ways both early Christians and modern Americans have dealt with the matter of defining a scriptural canon. It also considers the writings of a pair of prominent...
in Walking in the Way of Peace
May 2001; published online November 2003.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 4846 words.
The local towns of Warwick and Providence showed resentment toward the Rhode Island central government for its failure to adequately protect them. Both towns were destroyed in the spring of 1676; the...
in Do Penance or Perish
April 2004; published online October 2011.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 12291 words.
The Illustrated Guide to Waterford by Edmund Downey states that the City's Magdalen Asylum (later under the care of the Good Shepherd Sisters) was originally founded in 1799. A more detailed account...
in The Language of Disenchantment
October 2012; published online January 2013.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 16102 words.
Chapter 2 examines the background of the colonial attack on Hindu mythology, which borrowed from an earlier critique, associated with Francis Bacon and scientific empiricism, of the habit of taking...
in After Jonathan Edwards
August 2012; published online September 2012.
Chapter. Subjects: Christian theology. 7319 words.
This chapter argues that Edwards’s intellectual influence in the three nations of Britain, France, and Germany is primarily focused on three areas of discussion: (1) metaphysical and philosophical...
in A. J. Tomlinson
November 2004; published online April 2005.
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 6589 words.
A.J. Tomlinson’s political savvy and charisma helped him strengthen his hold on the Church of God, and pursue his dream of gathering his own particular “Israel”, God’s pentecostal people. Tomlinson...