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Theology in Colonial America

Mark A. Noll

in America's God

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151114
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151119.003.0002
 Theology in Colonial America

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Theologians dominated the public square in Colonial America. Colonial American theology in many ways maintained continuity with Old World understandings of the world and the church. Colonial theologians emphasized the importance of historic confessions and creeds and viewed hierarchical social structure as God‐given.

Keywords: Anglicans; Jonathan Edwards; Samuel Johnson; Cotton Mather; Presbyterians; Puritanism; Gilbert Tennent; Samuel Willard

Chapter.  5425 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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