American Religious Leaders

Author: Timothy L. Hall
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438108063
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Religious leaders

Provides biographical information on more than 270 individuals important to the religious community, having dedicated their lives to religious teaching in various forms, such as evangelism, founding schools and debating the relationship between church and state.

Under the Cope of Heaven Religion Society and Politics in Colonial America

Author: Patricia U. Bonomi Professor of History New York University (Emerita)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199729111
Release Date: 2003-07-10
Genre: Social Science

In this pathbreaking study, Patricia Bonomi argues that religion was as instrumental as either politics or the economy in shaping early American life and values. Looking at the middle and southern colonies as well as at Puritan New England, Bonomi finds an abundance of religious vitality through the colonial years among clergy and churchgoers of diverse religious background. The book also explores the tightening relationship between religion and politics and illuminates the vital role religion played in the American Revolution. A perennial backlist title first published in 1986, this updated edition includes a new preface on research in the field on African Americans, Indians, women, the Great Awakening, and Atlantic history and how these impact her interpretations.

Under the Cope of Heaven

Author: Patricia U. Bonomi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195303797
Release Date: 2003-07-10
Genre: Religion

In this pathbreaking study, Patricia Bonomi argues that religion was as instrumental as either politics or the economy in shaping early American life and values. Looking at the middle and southern colonies as well as at Puritan New England, Bonomi finds an abundance of religious vitality through the colonial years among clergy and churchgoers of diverse religious background. The book also explores the tightening relationship between religion and politics and illuminates the vital role religion played in the American Revolution. A perennial backlist title first published in 1986, this updated edition includes a new preface on research in the field on African Americans, Indians, women, the Great Awakening, and Atlantic history and how these impact her interpretations.

Set in Stone

Author: Kenneth Shefsiek
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438464374
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: History

Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture. In 1678, seven French-speaking Protestant families established the village of New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Life on the edge of European settlement presented many challenges, but a particular challenge for these ethnic Walloon families, originally from the southern Spanish Netherlands, was that they lived in a Dutch cultural region in an English colony. In Set in Stone, Kenneth Shefsiek explores how the founders and their descendants reacted to and perpetuated this multiethnic cultural environment for generations. As the founding families controlled their town economically and politically, they creatively and selectively blended the cultures available to them. They allowed their Walloon culture to slip away early in the village’s history, but they continued to combine Dutch and English cultures for more than 150 years. When they finally abandoned the last vestiges of Dutch culture in the early nineteenth century, they did so just as descendants of English colonists began to claim that the national commitment to liberty and freedom was grounded in the nation’s English heritage. Not willing to be marginalized, descendants of the New Paltz Walloons constructed an alternative national narrative, placing their ancestors at the very center of the American story. “Kenneth Shefsiek demonstrates that he has a keen eye for detail, and this careful attention to the small things helps bring New Paltz’s past to life. The book paints a surprising picture of one of the most intriguing communities in early America.” — Andrew Lipman, author of The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Dutch Calvinistic Pietism in the Middle Colonies

Author: James Robert Tanis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401506113
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: History

The word "pietism" usually conjures up a host of ambivalent im pressions. It has seemed to me increasingly clear that many of the strengths of pietism have been swept aside by reactions against the excesses of the movement. To properly assess the structures of pietism, it is important to comprehend its matrix and to understand its ex ponents. In preparing this study, therefore, I have sought to recapture something of the person of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen as well as the gist of his thought; something of his environment as well as the institutions of his day. To achieve this I have traveled many by-paths and knocked on many doors. But the past has not always yielded its secrets; much is lost forever. Hagen in Westphalia, Frelinghuysen's birthplace, is now a modern city and only in a few isolated particulars is it reminiscent of Hagen in 1693. In the nearby village of Schwerte, however, the ancestral church of his forebears remains as it was nearly three hundred years ago. The gymnasium he attended in Hamm was destroyed in the bombings ofW orld War II, though the library he used during his study at Lingen is still largely intact. In the tiny East-Frisian village of Loegumer Voorwerk, Frelinghuysen's first parish, one can still stand in the pulpit where he first preached his awakening gospel. Yet oddly enough, in America, where his name is most remembered, most physical traces of his life have disappeared.

Rhineland Emigrants

Author: Don Yoder
Publisher: Clearfield Company
ISBN: UOM:39015013939015
Release Date: 1981
Genre: History

This is a collection of articles pertaining to the European origins of Pennsylvania German immigrants which originally appeared in the magazine Pennsylvania Folklife, successor to The Pennsylvania Dutchman. Virtually all the emigrants mentioned in this work are cited with reference to church, parish, & provincial records & other records located in the archival repositories of the old Palatinate & adjoining provinces in southwest Germany; & these emigrants are cited again, where possible, with reference to a corresponding range of Pennsylvania source materials, notably church records, wills, & tax lists. In addition, names of emigrants are collated with Strassburger & Hinke's celebrated Pennsylvania German Pioneers, from which are drawn dates of arrival, names of ships, & other evidence of immigration.

Piety and Tolerance

Author: Stephen L. Longenecker
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015032216379
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

Much of Pennsylvania's tolerance stemmed from Pietism, or the doctrine of the new birth, which permeated popular thought, inspiring believers as disparate as Mennonites and Amish, multi-ethnic Lutheran congregations, and campmeeting enthusiasts. ...will prove valuable for scholars seeking to understand how pietism contributed to the development of religious liberty. Especially recommended for religion collections. --CHOICE

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ISBN: UOM:39015036934118
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Academic libraries