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Christian Thought in America: A Brief History

Christian Thought in America

A Brief History

Hannah Schell (Author), Daniel Ott (Author)

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Christian Thought in America: A Brief History is a short, accessible overview of the history of Christian thought in America, from the Puritans and other colonials to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Moving chronologically, each chapter addresses a historical segment, focusing on key movements and figures and tracing general trends and developments. The book conveys a sense of the liveliness and creativity of the ongoing theological debates. Each chapter concludes with a short bibliography of recent scholarship for further reading.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9781451487732
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 340
  • Publication Date July 1, 2015


1. Introduction
2. “Errand in the Wilderness”: Colonists in the New World
3. Religious and Political Awakenings: The Revolution
4. Religious Thought in the New Republic: Something New, Something Old; Revival and Restoration
5. New Paths in the Nineteenth Century
6. Times of Turmoil: The Civil War
7. Spreading the Word: Victorian Evangelicalism and the Varieties of Protestantism
8. Progressivism and Its Discontents
9. Twentieth Century Developments
10. Into the Twenty-First Century