Three Presbyterians and Three Congregationalists

William M. Shea

in The Lion and the Lamb

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195139860
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835232 | DOI:
 Three Presbyterians and Three Congregationalists

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This chapter examines the anti-Catholicism rhetoric of three Presbyterians and three Congregationalists. All six were apprehensive about the dangers posed by Catholicism to Protestant America, but varied in their presentation of the danger. The Presbyterians’ objections were primarily theological, and remained in close contract with the original Calvinist impetus. The Congregationalists worried more about the political and social dangers posed by the Catholic Church.

Keywords: Presbyterians; Congregationalists; Catholicism; Protestantism; religion; Catholic Church

Chapter.  8153 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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