Life and Letters of the Rev. John Philip Boehm, Founder of the Reformed Church in Pennsylvania, 1683-1749

Author: John Philip Boehm

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341858836


Page: 568

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Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, Volume IV, parts 1 and 2

Author: Nelson Rollin Burr

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400877091

Category: Religion

Page: 562

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Volume IV (bound as two volumes) provides a critical and descriptive bibliography of religion in American life that is unequalled in any other source. Arranged topically, so that books and articles on a single subject are discussed in relation to each other, and carefully cross-referenced and indexed, it will be an indispensable tool for anyone exploring further into American religion or related subjects. Originally published in 1961. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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American Religious Leaders

Author: Timothy L. Hall

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108060

Category: Religious leaders

Page: 449

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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.
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Set in Stone

Creating and Commemorating a Hudson Valley Culture

Author: Kenneth Shefsiek

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438464371

Category: History

Page: 314

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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
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Dutch Calvinistic Pietism in the Middle Colonies

A Study in the Life and Theology of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen

Author: James Robert Tanis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401506116

Category: History

Page: 206

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

Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America

Author: Patricia U. Bonomi Professor of History New York University (Emerita)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199729115

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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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.
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Schöne neue Welt

Rheinländer erobern Amerika

Author: Kornelia Panek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783931251918

Category: Germans

Page: 389

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Michael Schlatter von St. Gallen (1716-1790)

eine biographische Untersuchung zur schweizerischen Amerika-Auswanderung des 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Marthi Pritzker-Ehrlich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Swiss Americans

Page: 343

View: 5588

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Pennsylvania Folklife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pennsylvania Dutch

Page: N.A

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Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf Katechismen

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf (Graf von)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783525558546

Category: Religion

Page: 581

View: 394

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Religion in American life

Author: James Ward Smith,Albert Leland Jamison

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Pastors and People: The history

Author: Charles Henry Glatfelter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780911122442

Category: Clergy

Page: 544

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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American writers before 1800

a biographical and critical dictionary

Author: James Levernier

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1764

View: 6901

"recommended for public and academic libraries and for historical collections; secondary school libraries will also do well to consider it." Reference Books Bulletin
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