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The Americanization of Calvinism

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/10.1093/0195151119.003.0013
 The Americanization of Calvinism

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The historic Calvinist churches that still enjoyed significant leadership in American public life thoroughly incorporated common sense and republican emphases into their theology. In general, these theologians condemned the revolutions in France and were suspicious of the “infidel” Thomas Jefferson and his friend James Madison. American Calvinists were, however, not unified; their disputes grew from the different approaches they took to the problems of religious organization and national civilization posed by the new American nation.

Keywords: American Romantics; Andover Seminary; Christological Romantics; Finneyite Revivalists; New Divinity; New Haven Theology; New School Presbyterians; Old School Presbyterians; Unitarians

Chapter.  7543 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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