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God in History

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751686
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918799 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.003.0005
God in History

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Chapter 5 maintains that the slavery debates led antislavery moderates to historicize the faith. After exploring the various roots of historicism in antebellum religious thought and the failures of the antebellum biblical controversies involving geology and temperance to generate historical reasoning, the fifth chapter examines the antislavery theology of E. P. Barrows, Horace Bushnell, and Samuel Harris. This chapter ends with an account of the impact of the Civil War on the development of American theology.

Keywords: historicism; geology; temperance; Civil War; Horace Bushnell; E. P. Barrows; Samuel Harris

Chapter.  8567 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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