Mark A. Noll

in America's God

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151114
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834532 | DOI:

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America's leading theologians from the time of Jonathan Edwards to the period of the Civil War were fully convinced that their work had eternal significance. They were widely, and legitimately, regarded as being among the nation's most consequential thinkers. The theology they promoted was connected intimately to political, social, and economic developments of their times. Viewed positively, American theologians were particularly adept at translating the Christian message into the cultural contexts of the new American nation. Viewed negatively, American theologians were often left with nothing to say beyond their religiously colored absorption of popular American themes.

Keywords: Robert Baird; Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Jonathan Edwards; Charles G. Finney; N. W. Taylor

Chapter.  3182 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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