Theology in America
Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War
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This book is the most comprehensive survey of early American Christian theology ever written and a major contribution to American intellectual history. It encompasses scores of American theological traditions, schools of thought, and thinkers active from 1636 to 1865 and considers the social and institutional settings for religious thought during this period.
"Holifield's magisterial survey of American theology from the 1630s to the 1860s . . . will remain for at least a generation the definitive chronicle of an essential aspect of American religious and intellectual history."--Benjamin Schwarz, "Atlantic Monthly
"The writing is elegant. The treatment is comprehensive, authoritative, and judicious. And the analysis is fair-minded and impartial."--Bruce Kuklick, "Books and Culture
"Monumental. . . . A brilliant exercise in historical theology . . . and a comprehensive survey of the most distinguished kind."--David Hempton, "Times Literary Supplement
" "Theology in America will become a standard reference work for students in seminaries and religious studies programs, as well as for religious professionals. Christian laypeople who seek insight into their own denominations and traditions also will find the book invaluable."--Stephen J. Stein, "Christian Century
"'Magisterial' is the only word fit to describe E. Brooks Holifield's magnificent survey of Christian thinkers, their thought, and the contexts in which they did their work."--Mark A. Noll, author of "America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln
"Monumental. . . . Holifield lays out in clear and comprehensive detail the doctrines of every major American religious movement, drawingon the writing of nearly 300 theologians over more than two centuries . . . and offer ing a map to a whole lost continent of American intellectual history."--Adam Kirsch, "New York Sun
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