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Innovative (But not “American”) Theologies in the Era of the Revolution

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/10.1093/0195151119.003.0008
 Innovative (But not “American”) Theologies in the Era of the Revolution

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The theological innovations that occurred prior to 1790 resulted largely from the importation of European progressive theology and from the extension of traditional pietistic impulses. Innovations arising from an absorption of American principles were uncommon. Those most willing to incorporate new elements with their theology were the liberals of New England, Baptists, African Americans, and radical dissenters.

Keywords: Isaac Backus; Charles Chauncy; deism; Ebenezer Gay; Lemuel Haynes; Israel Holly; John Leland; Jonathan Mayhew; Phillis Wheatley

Chapter.  9902 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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