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Charles HodgeGuardian of American Orthodoxy$
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Paul C. Gutjahr

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199740420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.001.0001

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Democratic Christianity

Democratic Christianity

(p.94) 15 Democratic Christianity
Charles Hodge

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Chapter Fifteen offers an overview of the influence of the ideology of democracy on American Protestantism. American theology began to change in the early nineteenth century as Americans increasingly believed in an egalitarian ethic. Princeton Seminary remained firmly committed to a high sense of God’s sovereignty and the implications that had for a hierarchical church governance structure.

Keywords:   Democratic Christianity, Jacksonian Democracy, Andrew Jackson, Princeton Seminary, Calvinism, sovereignty, Timothy Dwight, Andover Seminary, Kentucky, David Rice, Baptist, Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Alexander Campbell

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