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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/10.1093/0195151119.003.0014
 The Americanization of Calvinism

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Between 1790 and 1840, Reformed theology reached the summit of its broad influence in American culture. With New England's Congregationalists in the lead, and then joined by mid‐state and southern Presbyterians, the Reformed theologians engaged in the most serious religious and public debates of the years. These debates led to the production of a great surge of theological literature, most of which was significantly influenced by the new conditions of American public life. The rise of Unitarianism during this period presented a special challenge to more traditional Calvinist theologians.

Keywords: Lyman Beecher; Timothy Dwight; Samuel Hopkins; New Divinity; Henry Boynton Smith; Nathaniel William Taylor; Unitarianism; Henry Ware Sr

Chapter.  12265 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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