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By E. Brooks Holifield

This quantity is a entire survey of early American Christian theology which encompasses rankings of yankee theological traditions, colleges of idea, and thinkers. Holifield examines mainstream Protestant and Catholic traditions in addition to these of extra marginal teams. He appears to be like heavily on the intricacies of yankee theology from 1636 to 1865 and considers the social and institutional settings for spiritual notion in this interval. The ebook explores a number of issues, together with the strand of Christian notion that sought to illustrate the reasonableness of Christianity, where of yank theology in the higher eu environment, the social situation of theology in early the USA, and the distinctive value of the Calvinist traditions within the improvement of yank theology. large in scope and deep in its insights, this e-book acquaints us with the entire refrain of voices that contributed to theological dialog in America's early years.

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