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The Second Great Awakening And The Making Of Modern America, Kerry Irish May 2018

The Second Great Awakening And The Making Of Modern America, Kerry Irish

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

In the decades before the Civil War which began in 1861, the Second Great Awakening was the most powerful social movement in America. It inspired the conversion of millions of Americans to faith in Jesus Christ. And that faith motivated many of those people to attempt to transform the moral habits of the nation. Slavery was ended, consumption of alcohol reduced, women’s rights, though often opposed by people of faith, were set on a path that would result in woman’s suffrage in the early Twentieth century. A host of other reforms, too many to list, were instigated. It ...


Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 2016, George Fox University Archives Jan 2016

Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 2016, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Faith and Practice: A Book of Christian Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 2016. Publication of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


Were Any Of The Founders Deists? (Chapter 5 Of The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Politics In The U.S.), Mark David Hall Jan 2016

Were Any Of The Founders Deists? (Chapter 5 Of The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Politics In The U.S.), Mark David Hall

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

Excerpt: "Scholars and popular authors regularly assert that the founders were deists. For instance, historian Frank Lambert asserts that the “significance of the Enlightenment and Deism for the birth of the American republic, and especially the relationship between church and state within it, can hardly be overstated.” Law professor Geoffrey R. Stone similarly contends that “deistic beliefs played a central role in the framing of the American republic … [and the] founding generation viewed religion, and particularly religion’s relation to government, through an Enlightenment lens that was deeply skeptical of orthodox Christianity.” For a final example, the dean of American ...


Brackney's "Baptists In Early North America: Swansea, Massachusetts (Vol. 1)" (Book Review), Mark Hanson Jan 2016

Brackney's "Baptists In Early North America: Swansea, Massachusetts (Vol. 1)" (Book Review), Mark Hanson

The Christian Librarian

A review of Brackney, W.I. (Ed.). (2013) Baptists in early North America: Swansea, Massachusetts (Vol. 1). Macon, GA: Mercer University Press. 415 pp. $60.00. ISBN 9780881464399


Kennedy's "The First American Evangelical: A Short Life Of Cotton Mather" (Book Review), Robert W. Caldwell Iii Jan 2016

Kennedy's "The First American Evangelical: A Short Life Of Cotton Mather" (Book Review), Robert W. Caldwell Iii

The Christian Librarian

A review of Kennedy, R. (2015). The first American Evangelical: A short life of Cotton Mather. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 162 pp. $17.00. ISBN 9780802872111


The Stuttgart Declaration Of 1945: A Casy Study Of Guilt, Forgiveness And Foreign Policy - Chapter 15 From "Trinity And Transformation: J. B. Torrance's Vision Of Worship, Mission, And Society", Roger Newell Jan 2016

The Stuttgart Declaration Of 1945: A Casy Study Of Guilt, Forgiveness And Foreign Policy - Chapter 15 From "Trinity And Transformation: J. B. Torrance's Vision Of Worship, Mission, And Society", Roger Newell

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

J. B. Torrance was one of the few theologians of our era whose exposition of fundamental Christian theology spoke prophetically to the church’s social and political witness to the Gospel. This essay examines how Torrance’s analysis of forgiveness casts fresh light on the process whereby relations between the Protestant churches of Europe and America were restored in the chaotic aftermath of postwar Germany. The essay argues that the result of their meeting for reconciliation, the Stuttgart Declaration of Guilt, prepared the way for the Allies to set aside policies of collective punishment in favor of policies which supported ...


Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 2012, George Fox University Archives Jan 2012

Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 2012, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Faith and Practice: A Book of Christian Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 2012. Publication of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


Kidd's "God Of Liberty: A Religious History Of The American Revolution"- Book Review, Mark Hall Jun 2011

Kidd's "God Of Liberty: A Religious History Of The American Revolution"- Book Review, Mark Hall

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

No abstract provided.


Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 2009, George Fox University Archives Jan 2009

Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 2009, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Faith and Practice: A Book of Christian Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 2009. Publication of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


James Wilson: Presbyterian, Anglican, Thomist, Or Deist?: Does It Matter? (Chapter 7 Of The Founders On God And Government), Mark Hall Jan 2004

James Wilson: Presbyterian, Anglican, Thomist, Or Deist?: Does It Matter? (Chapter 7 Of The Founders On God And Government), Mark Hall

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

Excerpt: "James Wilson is buried in America's Westminster Abby-Christ Church, Philadelphia. This Anglican church is only blocks away from the First Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, where Wilson rented a pew until the end of his life. Some scholars report that Wilson joined the Anglican Communion in 1778, perhaps at the behest of one his best friends, William White, the first Anglican bishop of Philadelphia. Others claim he that never abandoned the Presbyterianism of his native Scotland. Still others pay no attention to his denominational commitments, arguing that he was actually a Thornist or a deist. Finally, some scholars say ...


Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 1998, George Fox University Archives Jan 1998

Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 1998, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Faith and Practice: A Book of Christian Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends 1998. Publication of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


Anthony Benezet: True Champion Of The Slave, Irv A. Brendlinger Apr 1997

Anthony Benezet: True Champion Of The Slave, Irv A. Brendlinger

Faculty Publications - College of Christian Studies

Anthony Benezet was the greatest eighteenth-century influence toward the ending of British slavery and the slave trade. While names such as Wilberforce, Sharp and Clarkson ring with familiarity as champions of the slave, it is Benezet who occupies the position of foundational influence on these men and the entire cause. To substantiate this claim I shall introduce his life and then examine his anti-slavery activities and influences, including on John Wesley.


The Indians' Friends, James D. Le Shana Jan 1996

The Indians' Friends, James D. Le Shana

Truth's Bright Embrace: Essays and Poems in Honor of Arthur O. Roberts

No abstract provided.


Rufus Jones And Quaker Unity, Hugh Barbour Jan 1996

Rufus Jones And Quaker Unity, Hugh Barbour

Truth's Bright Embrace: Essays and Poems in Honor of Arthur O. Roberts

The Society of Friends, for Rufus Jones as for Arthur Roberts, remains a single movement, called by God to a special role in American Christianity and world history. Both men have also been realistically aware of human limitations and diversity. Yet they have seen God's power, shared in meetings for worship as well as in the religious experience of individuals, able to change human society and transcend human ideas and institutions.


Anthony Benezet, The True Champion Of The Slave, Irv A. Brendlinger Jan 1996

Anthony Benezet, The True Champion Of The Slave, Irv A. Brendlinger

Truth's Bright Embrace: Essays and Poems in Honor of Arthur O. Roberts

Anthony Benezet was the greatest eighteenth century influence on the ending of British slavery and the slave trade. While names such as Wilberforce, Sharp and Clarkson ring with familiarity as champions of the slave, it is Benezet who occupies the position of foundational influence on these men and the entire cause. To substantiate this claim I shall briefly introduce his life and examine his antislavery activities and influences. However, it is most fitting to begin with his death and the public response to it.


Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 1987, George Fox University Archives Jan 1987

Faith And Practice: A Book Of Christian Discipline 1987, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Faith and Practice: A Book of Christian Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 1987. Publication of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1979, George Fox University Archives Jan 1979

Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1979, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Constitution and Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 1979. Publication of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends.


Constitution And Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1975, George Fox University Archives Jan 1975

Constitution And Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1975, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Constitution and Discipline, Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends 1975. Publication of the Yearly Meeting of Friends.


The Struggle For Religious Freedom Through Separation Of Church And State In Colonial America, Fred E. Schuerch May 1973

The Struggle For Religious Freedom Through Separation Of Church And State In Colonial America, Fred E. Schuerch

Western Evangelical Seminary Theses

The struggle for religious freedom through the separation of church and state in Colonial America is a most important part of our national Christian heritage. Yet, because our living experience is decidedly this side of that struggle, we often fail to understand and thus appreciate the religious liberty it afforded to us. We fail to understand that those who struggled for religious freedom did so to insure that true Christian faith would never be suppressed.

The danger, then, is that in not understanding our religious freedom we lose it. Secure and often complacent in our religious liberty we smile at ...


Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1970, George Fox University Archives Jan 1970

Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1970, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Constitution and Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 1970. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1958, George Fox University Archives Jan 1958

Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1958, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Constitution and Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 1958. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1945, George Fox University Archives Jan 1945

Constitution And Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting Of Friends Church 1945, George Fox University Archives

Faith and Practice

Constitution and Discipline, Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends Church 1945. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, July 1942, George Fox University Archives Jul 1942

Friendly Endeavor, July 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, July 1942. Friendly Endeavor Made Yearly Meeting: Friendly Endeavor Editor Resigns, Paper to be Called "The Northwest Friend"; The Latest from Bolivia; Yearly Meeting 1942; Twin Rocks Conference August 3-10. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, June 1942, George Fox University Archives Jun 1942

Friendly Endeavor, June 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, June 1942. Yearly Meeting June 9-14th; Who Pays The Bills for C.P.S.?; Quaker Hill Conference July 7 to 12. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, May 1942, George Fox University Archives May 1942

Friendly Endeavor, May 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

When God Came: Yearly Meeting in Bolivia, 1942; Yearly Meeting Speakers; Wells Without Water; "Prayer"; Unsung Heroes; Twin Rocks Banquet; Report of Twin Rocks Sunday Vespers. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, April 1942, George Fox University Archives Apr 1942

Friendly Endeavor, April 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, April 1942. A Meeting and a Mule; Easter in the Springtime; Ship Ahoy! Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, March 1942, George Fox University Archives Mar 1942

Friendly Endeavor, March 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, March 1942. March, Self-Denial Month; Pacific College Enrollment 43% Above Last Year; The Battle of Youth. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, February 1942, George Fox University Archives Feb 1942

Friendly Endeavor, February 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, February 1942. Amakari Conference 1941; Shall We Evangelize in 1942-43?; Work at Baker Advances; Conference at Corocoro; They Asked for Bread and Were Given a Stone. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, January 1942, George Fox University Archives Jan 1942

Friendly Endeavor, January 1942, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, January 1942. Newberg Heads the List in Chart Points; Challenge of the Unknown; At Home; John Astleford Sailf or Guatemala December 24; C.E. Lesson Helps; Items of Interest; "Our Part." Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.


Friendly Endeavor, December 1941, George Fox University Archives Dec 1941

Friendly Endeavor, December 1941, George Fox University Archives

Friendly Endeavor

Friendly Endeavor, December 1941. Keeping Watch - by Night; Shall We Pay for Peace?; Eight More 100% Societies; Fiftieth Anniversary of Salem Quarterly Meeting; Good Will Toward Men; A Message of Thankfulness from Esthel Gulley. Publication of the Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends, later known as the Northwest Yearly Meeting.