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This collection of theology follows the gradual maturation of American intellectual life through its religious philosophies. Religion was a popular theme that occupied the thoughts of some of the leading minds of the early 19th century. Personalities like Timothy Dwight (from his thoughts on the true means of establishing public happiness, to the history, eloquence and poetry of the Bible) and Joseph Stevens Buckminster emerged. Andover and Princeton Theological Seminaries became recognized as institutions that promoted productive thinking. Names such as Norton, Furness, Bushnell and Beecher attracted international attention.
Literature of Theology and Church History also includes typical writings of the newer religious sects such as the Campbellites, the Latter Day Saints and the various Baptist groups. Major authors from the late 19th century such as Phillips Brooks, Rauschenbusch and Gladden are included, as well as less sophisticated writers who have, however, been as influential.
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