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The Resource Founding the Fathers : early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth A. Clark

Founding the Fathers : early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth A. Clark

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Founding the Fathers : early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America
Title
Founding the Fathers
Title remainder
early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
"Through their teaching of early Christian history and theology, Elizabeth A. Clark contends, Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, and Union Theological Seminary functioned as America's closest equivalents to graduate schools in the humanities during the nineteenth century. These four Protestant institutions, founded to train clergy, later became the cradles for the nonsectarian study of religion at secular colleges and universities. Clark, one of the world's most eminent scholars of early Christianity, explores this development in Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America. Based on voluminous archival materials, the book charts how American theologians traveled to Europe to study in Germany and confronted intellectual currents that were invigorating but potentially threatening to their faith. The Union and Yale professors in particular struggled to tame German biblical and philosophical criticism to fit American evangelical convictions. German models that encouraged a positive view of early and medieval Christianity collided with Protestant assumptions that the church had declined grievously between the Apostolic and Reformation eras. Trying to reconcile these views, the Americans came to offer some counterbalance to traditional Protestant hostility both to contemporary Roman Catholicism and to those historical periods that had been perceived as Catholic, especially the patristic era."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
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1938-
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Clark, Elizabeth A.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Protestant theological seminaries
  • Fathers of the church
  • Theology
  • RELIGION
  • Fathers of the church
  • Protestant theological seminaries
  • Theology
  • United States
  • Frühchristentum
  • Kirchenväter
  • Evangelische Theologie
  • Theologiestudium
  • USA
  • Teologi
  • Kyrkohistoria
  • Kyrkohistoria
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Founding the Fathers : early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth A. Clark
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Publication
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OldControl:muse9780812204322
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-540) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The setting : contextualizing the study of early Christianity in America -- pt. II. History and historiography -- pt. III. Topics of early Christian history in nineteenth-century analysis
Control code
ocn794700594
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 561 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243192
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.9783/9780812204322
  • ebc3441765
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)794700594
Label
Founding the Fathers : early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth A. Clark
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780812204322
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-540) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The setting : contextualizing the study of early Christianity in America -- pt. II. History and historiography -- pt. III. Topics of early Christian history in nineteenth-century analysis
Control code
ocn794700594
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 561 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812243192
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.9783/9780812204322
  • ebc3441765
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700594

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