A history of American Christianity

by Leonard Woolsey Bacon

Publisher: Scribner in New York

Written in English
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The book appeared just after the violence and controversy of the American Civil War, and just as that of racial segregation and the World Wars began to brew. In spite of this, Bacon’s History highlights the glories and triumphs of Christianity’s development in the United States.   There is no segment of American Christianity—evangelical, Catholic, Baptist, or mainline; Southern, Northern, or Midwestern—that escapes Tisby’s penetrating historical : Kathryn Freeman. Wikipedia has related information at History of Christianity. Introduction to Christianity. Defining Christianity; The Influence of Christianity on Western Culture; Wiki History of Christianity; This book is an undeveloped draft or outline. You can help to develop the work, or you can ask for assistance in the project room.   Pocahontas was a Native American woman born around She was the daughter of the powerful Chief Powhatan, the ruler of the Powhatan tribal nation, which at.

Christianity, major religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus of Nazareth in the 1st century CE. It has become the largest of the world’s religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused. Learn about the history of Christianity, its doctrines, and . Preserving African religions in North America proved to be very difficult. The harsh circumstances under which most slaves lived—high death rates, the separation of families and tribal groups, and the concerted effort of white owners to eradicate "heathen" (or non-Christian) customs—rendered the preservation of religious traditions difficult and often unsuccessful.   True, he presents it as the story of American Christianity, rather than American “religion.” But the Christian story reaches so far into the nation’s past, and is so interwoven in the fabric of national development, that it inevitably comes across as pretty nearly the whole story of American religion. The history of the Christian religion and the Christian church began with Jesus and his ianity is the religion that is based on the birth, life, death, resurrection and teaching of Jesus Christ. Christianity began in the 1st century AD after Jesus died, as a small group of Jewish people in Judea, but quickly spread throughout the Roman empire.

  W ith the death of Sydney Ahlstrom and the retirements of Robert Handy and Martin Marty from the classroom, Mark Noll has surely become our leading teacher-historian of American Christianity. George Marsden may be his superior in charting the history of American fundamentalism and the Christian involvement in education, but Noll’s work is more .

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Consequently, sometimes in the U.S. pulpit, preaching can come across more like the "American Dream" than sound, biblical teaching. The following are some of the contrasts between American Christianity and biblical Christianity: 1. American Christianity focuses on individual destiny.

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Written by a leading scholar of world Christianity, the book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture. Though African Americans took on the same basic religious structures as white Americans, they emphasized certain theological aspects of Christianity.

Especially during their years of slavery, black churches focused on Old Testament depictions of God as a redeeming, interactive being and the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Christianity is written on every page of America's amazing history.

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