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John Calvin's American Legacy

Thomas Davis


The point of this book is that, despite all the changes and challenges, and despite Calvinism’s ultimate failure to hold the American consciousness, and despite an especially fervent effort to dismiss the Calvinist outlook from American culture by sermon (Channing, and, after him, by the new religious movements that numerically overwhelmed the old Puritan faith, such as Methodism) or by the art of letters and the novel (Sedgwick and others, yes, but also those deep within the tradition of Calvinism who brought their most anguished complaints against it to the light of day through their written ... More

Keywords: John Calvin, Calvinism, Puritans, American culture, American society, American theology, American letters

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195390971
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.001.0001


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Thomas Davis, author
Indiana University-Purdue University
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