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The Bible CauseA History of the American Bible Society$
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John Fea

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190253066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.001.0001

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The American Bible Society

The American Bible Society

(p.19) 2 The American Bible Society
The Bible Cause

John Fea

Oxford University Press

This chapter chronicles the founding of the American Bible Society (ABS) in May 1816 in New York City. It traces the tensions with the Philadelphia Bible Society and the ABS over the establishment of a national society and chronicles the convention that established the ABS in City Hall. The ABS was founded by clergy and religious philanthropists, most of whom were affiliated in one way or another with the Federalist political party. They hoped that the ABS would be a vital force for bringing Bible-based morality to the United States. This chapter also offers brief biographical sketches of those present at the founding of the organization.

Keywords:   Bible, American Bible Society, Philadelphia, New York, Elias Boudinot

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