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History of American Christianity

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Published in 1897, this book describes the advent of Christianity in the United States from the landing of the first explorers with their mission to convert the natives to the time immediately following the Civil War. Bacon discusses the church's response to the social, political and religious issues of the day, and provides an introduction to the beginnings of such para-church organizations as the YMCA and American Bible Society.

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The American Church History Series

Consisting of a Series of Denominational Histories Published Under the Auspices of the American Society of Church History

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REV. PHILIP SCHAFF, D. D., LL. D. RT. REV. H. C. POTTER, D. D., LL. D. REV GEO. P. FISHER, D. D., LL. D. BISHOP JOHN F. HURST, D. D., LL. D. REV. E. J. WOLF, D. D. HENRY C. VEDDER, M. A. REV. SAMUEL M. JACKSON, D. D., LL. D.

Volume XIII

American Church History

A HISTORY OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY

by

LEONARD WOOLSEY BACON

New York The Christian Literature Co. MDCCCXCVII Copyright, 1897, by The Christian Literature Co.

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAP. I. PROVIDENTIAL PREPARATION FOR THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA 1 5

Purpose of the long concealment of America, 1. A medieval church in America, 2. Revival of the Catholic Church, 3, especially in Spain, 4, 5.

CHAP. II. SPANISH CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA 6 15

Vastness and swiftness of the Spanish conquests, 6. Conversion by the sword, 7... Continue reading book >>


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