Keepers of the Covenant

Keepers of the Covenant

Frontier Missions and the Decline of Congregationalism, 1774-1818

eBook - 1995
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The first book-length treatment of its topic, this study is aimed at abolishing the old cliche that Congregationalism failed to adapt to the democratizing culture of the westward migration. Drawing on hundreds of previously unused letters, journals, and sermons, the author argues that Congregational missionaries were aggressive evangelists who successfully adjusted to the egalitarian demands of the early republican frontier. Keepers of the Covenant critically examines the various explanations for the decline of Congregationalism after the American Revolution, and in the process, overturns gene.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
ISBN: 9780195357950
0195357957
9780195091663
0195091663
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 201 pages)

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