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  • ISBN: 9780300050608
  • ISBN10: 0300050607

The Democratization of American Christianity

by Nathan O. Hatch

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1991
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"Professor Hatch''s amply documented study captures a wide range of the many-sided demands for equality and freedom that have characterized American Protestant Christianity, and the disdain for deference and patronage--nowhere more so than among black preachers. . . . The Democratization of American Christianity constitutes vital reading for those who would understand just what experience of the United States has done to Christian belief and practice."--Bryan Wilson, Times Literary Supplement "This study sheds important new light on early American social history. It extends a central theme that historians have used to explain political history into a new arena. It offers fresh ideas about the development of the evangelical movement that are important for all students of history to understand. In short, this book makes an important new contribution to social history."--Richard G. Miller, History: Reviews of New Books "Hatch provides an excellent account of the rise of democratically based, anti-elitist Protestant denominations in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century America, linking them historically to the egalitarianism of Jeffersonian America. . . . This excellent study belongs in all academic libraries with serious American studies or religion collections. It is especially useful in providing guidance needed for further research, since many of the minor figures introduced by Hatch deserve full-length studies. Hatch deserves praise for a major effort!"-- Library Journal "A superb treatment of Christianity during the volatile period of the early American Republic, which every student of American religious history must read, savor, and incorporate into his or her thinking of American religion and culture."--Timothy E. Fulop, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "A standard reference on American religious history."--Michael Cromartie, First Things "Rarely do works of scholarship deserve as much attention as this one. The so-called Second Great Awakening was the shaping epoch of American Protestantism, and this book is the most important study of it ever published. . . . Hatch''s account of the inner dynamic of American Protestantism is not merely plausible but compelling. We will never again look at the Second Great Awakening--or at the history of religion in America--with the same eyes."--James Turner, Journal of Interdisciplinary History "A seminal and revisionist book. . . . Hatch''s paradigm has persuasive power because it seems to explain what is still happening in American religious life. . . . His book is . . . an important corrective to prevailing views and a marvelous impetus to further investigation."--Dewey D. Wallace, Jr., American Studies International "This volume adds a crucial element to the narrative of the emergence of American culture after the revolution and, like all good revisions, should open the door to a new and necessary era of investigation."--John G. Stackhouse, Jr., Journal of Religion "Hatch''s detailed analysis of the life of the churches during the formative years of the republic is on the whole thoroughly convincing."--Winthrop S. Hudson, Church History "A landmark in the interpretation of early American religion. . . . His call to place populist religion at the center of the Second Great Awakening is categorically correct and long overdue. This volume provides a compelling new vision of religion in the early republic and invites scholars to a rich interpretive discourse certain to reshape its historiography."--Stephen A. Marini, American Historical Review "Not only is Nathan O. Hatch''s Democratization of American Christianity thoroughly researched and a pleasure to read, it is also one of the most important books on U. S. religious history to be published in the last decade. . . . The Democratization of American Christianity is a major achievement. Every teacher and student of early U. S. history will profit greatly from reading this splendid volume."--Curtis D. Johnson, The Historian "This superbly written volume is an intellectual history. . . . This splendid book will surely be widely quoted--and should be. It is a must-read for evangelicals and for all students of modern Christianity. As a classic, it will shape future discussion."--David W. Hall, Calvin Theological Journal "[A] magnificent new history of democratic evangelicism in the New Republic."--Robert M. Calhoon, The Southern Friend, Journal of the North Carolina Friends Historical Society "Nathan Hatch presents an excellent and provocative account of the triumph of popular religion in the antebellum republic. . . . Valuable material for students of nineteenth-century prose."--J. Lawrence Brasher, Nineteenth Century Prose "Put this superb book on your must-read list. Nathan O. Hatch has written a fascinating, almost hagiographical history that seeks to canonize some forgotten or overlooked religious leaders who were immensely popular in early nineteenth-century America. Hatch''s broad theme is empowerment. He demonstrates beautifully through biography, social history, rhetorical analysis, the study of hymn lyrics and the history of thought how various Protestant movements in nineteenth-century America transformed largely powerless individuals into powerful religious leaders. The scope of his argument is extraordinary, his prose accessible, his theme vital. This is a relevant yet historically grounded work. . . . This timely history will challenge and enrich one''s understanding of both past and present."--Jon Pahl, The Christian Century "This is the best book on religion in the early Republic that has ever been written."--Gordon S. Wood, Brown University "This deeply researched, superbly written book goes to the very heart of American religious and cultural development."--Jon Butler, Yale University
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