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The Resource The last Puritans : mainline Protestants and the power of the past, Margaret Bendroth

The last Puritans : mainline Protestants and the power of the past, Margaret Bendroth

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The last Puritans : mainline Protestants and the power of the past
Title
The last Puritans
Title remainder
mainline Protestants and the power of the past
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Bendroth
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Congregationalists, the oldest group of American Protestants, are the heirs of New England's first founders. While they were key characters in the story of early American history, from Plymouth Rock and the founding of Harvard and Yale to the Revolutionary War, their luster and numbers have faded. But Margaret Bendroth's critical history of Congregationalism over the past two centuries reveals how the denomination is essential for understanding mainline Protestantism in the making. endroth chronicles how the New England Puritans, known for their moral and doctrinal rigor, came to be the antecedents of the United Church of Christ, one of the most liberal of all Protestant denominations today. The demands of competition in the American religious marketplace spurred Congregationalists, Bendroth argues, to face their distinctive history. By engaging deeply with their denomination's storied past, they recast their modern identity. The soul-searching took diverse forms -- from letter writing and eloquent sermonizing to Pilgrim-celebrating Thanksgiving pageants -- as Congregationalists renegotiated old obligations to their seventeenth-century spiritual ancestors. The result was a modern piety that stood a respectful but ironic distance from the past and made a crucial contribution to the American ethos of religious tolerance
Cataloging source
N$T
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1954-
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Bendroth, Margaret Lamberts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Congregational churches
  • Protestantism
  • United States
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Congregational churches
  • Protestantism
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
The last Puritans : mainline Protestants and the power of the past, Margaret Bendroth
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Protestant saints: the power of congregational memory -- Sons of the pilgrim fathers: how Congregationalists claimed their history -- The Boston Council of 1865 -- The Pilgrim Jubilee and what came of it -- Scribes and scholars: the careers of Henry Martyn Dexter and Williston Walker -- Coming to terms with the pilgrim fathers -- The end of one epoch and the beginning of another -- History and the politics of merger -- History and mainline Protestants: the United Church of Christ comes of age
Control code
ocn921988745
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469624020
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt14r82h6
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)921988745
Label
The last Puritans : mainline Protestants and the power of the past, Margaret Bendroth
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Protestant saints: the power of congregational memory -- Sons of the pilgrim fathers: how Congregationalists claimed their history -- The Boston Council of 1865 -- The Pilgrim Jubilee and what came of it -- Scribes and scholars: the careers of Henry Martyn Dexter and Williston Walker -- Coming to terms with the pilgrim fathers -- The end of one epoch and the beginning of another -- History and the politics of merger -- History and mainline Protestants: the United Church of Christ comes of age
Control code
ocn921988745
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469624020
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14r82h6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988745

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