Chapter

 Brimstone Corner

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195173901
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835577 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195173902.003.0009

Series: Religion in America

  Brimstone Corner

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Park Street Congregational church was founded in 1809 as a bastion of Protestant orthodoxy during a time of Unitarian growth. Over the course of the 19th century the church stuck to its theological agenda, but charted a more uncertain course in a changing urban environment. At the brink of closing its doors in 1900, Park Street revitalized under the leadership of A.Z. Conrad and his insistence on a strong conservative, evangelistic program. By the 1930s, Park Street was the center of a regional movement, spurred by the aggressive leadership of pastor Harold John Ockenga and the entrepreneurial zeal of the New England Fellowship, an organization dedicated to worldwide revival.

Keywords: Orthodoxy; congregational; A.Z. Conrad; Harold John Ockenga; New England Fellowship; revival

Chapter.  8009 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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