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A Genetic History of New England Theology (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Frank Hugh Foster


568 pages

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First published in 1907, this text provides a scientific treatment of New England theology and American dogmatic history. Frank Hugh Foster analyses the eighteenth-century rise of the school of New England theology, which became the dominant school of thought in New England congregationalism and, as argued by Foster, a ‘world phenomenon’. The chapters arise from readings of the various distinguished views of such contemporaries as Jonathan Edwards, Joseph Bellamy and Samuel Hopkins, placing them within the historical and theological context in which they developed. A fascinating and detailed title, this reissue will be of value to students of theology and Church history with a particular interest in the development of American religious thought.

Table of Contents

The Historical Background: Introduction; 1. The First Century in New England, 1620-1720; Jonathan Edwards: 2. Edwards’ Earlier Labors 3. The Treatise on the Freedom of the Will 4. Edwards’ Remaining Metaphysical Treatises; Edwards’ Contemporaries and Colaborers: 5. Joseph Bellamy 6. Samuel Hopkins 7. Hopkins’ System of Theology; The Development School: 8. Eschatology and Atonement 9. The Development of the Theory in the Will; The Great Controversies: 10. The Unitarian Controversy 11. The Universalist Controversy – Concluded 12. The Systems of Theology, 1800-1840; The Ripened Product: 13. Nathaniel W. Taylor 14. The Later New Haven Theology 15. The New School in Presbyterianism 16. The Oberlin Theology 17. Edwards A. Park; Conclusion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Christianity / Protestant
RELIGION / Christian Theology / General
RELIGION / Christian Theology / History
RELIGION / Christian Church / History