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Democratic Christianity

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0015
Democratic Christianity

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Chapter Fifteen offers an overview of the influence of the ideology of democracy on American Protestantism. American theology began to change in the early nineteenth century as Americans increasingly believed in an egalitarian ethic. Princeton Seminary remained firmly committed to a high sense of God’s sovereignty and the implications that had for a hierarchical church governance structure.

Keywords: Democratic Christianity; Jacksonian Democracy; Andrew Jackson; Princeton Seminary; Calvinism; sovereignty; Timothy Dwight; Andover Seminary; Kentucky; David Rice; Baptist; Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Alexander Campbell

Chapter.  1256 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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