Jonathan Edwards, Religious Tradition, and American Culture

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UNC Press Books, 1995 - Religion - 267 pages
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As the charismatic leader of the wave of religious revivals known as the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) is one of the most important figures in American religious history. However, by the end of the eighteenth century, his writings were gener

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Contents

Introduction Edwards Culture and Tradition
1
Inventing the Great Awakening Edwardsian Revivalistic Tradition from the New Divinity to New Measures
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The Second Great Awakening and the Cultural Revival of Edwards
36
David Brainerd and Disinterested Benevolence in Antebellum Evangelical Culture
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Marry Lyon Mount Holyoke Seminary and Female Piety 18301850
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The Creation and Collapse of the New England Theology Edwards A Park and Andover Seminary 18401881
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Colonial Revival Edwards and Puritan Tradition in American Culture 18701903
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From the Progressive to the NeoOrthodox Edwards
186
Notes
197
Selected Bibliography
239
Index
257
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About the author (1995)

Joseph A. Conforti is director of the American and New England studies program at the University of Southern Maine. He is author of Samuel Hopkins and the New Divinity Movement: Calvinism, the Congregational Ministry and Reform in New England between the Great Awakenings.

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