Chapter

. . . and Constructing a New Nation

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/10.1093/0195151119.003.0010
 . . . and Constructing a New Nation

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As evangelical Christianity grew rapidly after the 1790s, it made a great contribution to the creation of a national culture. Evangelicalism, as a flexible form of Christianity, thrived in a national environment that placed the concept of liberty at the fore. Evangelicals took to themselves the principles of the American Revolution and soon had made their type of religion critical for maintaining the virtue required by a republican government.

Keywords: Francis Asbury; competitive liberalism; evangelicalism; Methodists; social dislocation; social reconstitution; voluntary societies

Chapter.  10615 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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