A Documentary History of Religion in America to 1877
For a good two decades teachers and students of American religious history have turned to the two-volume Documentary History of Religion in America for the most significant primary sources from the nation s founding to the present. Both volumes in this landmark work here appear in an updated and expanded third edition. Carefully refurbished by renowned historian of American religion Mark Noll, these rich sourcebooks contain original documents letters, sermons, court records, personal narratives, and more that chronicle the drama of American religious history. This third edition updates all of the bibliographical essays, brings the second volume up to the present, and incorporates other documents that reflect recent scholarly concerns, such as the religious dimensions of the Civil War and religious developments among women and people of color.
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2 Progress and the Perfect Society
3 Restorations and Expectations
4 Denominations and Winning the West
5 Voluntarism Revisited
Evangelical Empire Rise and Fall
1 Theology in the New Nation
2 Pluralism or Protestantism
3 Human Rights and American Religion
2 Religious and Racial Variety
3 Passions and Intellect
Revolution Political and Ecclesiastical
1 Religion and Revolution
2 Aftermath of Revolution
3 Religion in the Revolution and the New Republic
1 The Voluntary Principle
Sectional Crisis and Reconstruction
1 Debate over Slavery
2 The Civil War as a Religious Event
3 Meditations on the Nation under God
4 After the War
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Página 573 - If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which having continued through His appointed m time, He now wills to remove and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense...
Página 229 - ... truth is great and will prevail if left to herself; that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them...
Página 229 - ... to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles, on the supposition of their ill tendency, is a dangerous fallacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty, because he being of course judge of that tendency, will make his opinions the rule of judgment, and approve or condemn the sentiments of others only as they shall square with or differ from his own ; that it is time enough for the rightful purposes...
Página 187 - For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called : but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Página 573 - South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him ? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid...
Página 538 - Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men...
Página 510 - The Indian nations had always been considered as distinct, independent political communities, retaining their original natural rights, as the undisputed possessors of the soil, from time immemorial...
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