A history of the churches in the United States and Canada

by Robert T. Handy

Publisher: Oxford University Press in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 471 Downloads: 781
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Edition Notes

StatementRobert T. Handy.
SeriesOxford history of the Christian Church
LC ClassificationsBR510 .H35 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 471 p. :
Number of Pages471
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4578970M
ISBN 100198269102
LC Control Number77151281

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When first published inMark A. Noll’s A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada quickly established itself as one of the best, if not the best, treatments of the subject. The second edition of that book revises, updates, and adds to the original by: : A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada (Oxford History of the Christian Church) (): Handy, Robert T.: BooksCited by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: maps ; 24 cm.

Contents: Christian outposts in the western wilderness --Conflict and diversity in colonial Christianity () --The era of the Great Awakenings in colonial America () --The clash of cultures: French Catholicism and British Protestantism in eighteenth-century Canada.

Broad in scope yet written from a well-defined perspective, this book provides a superb narrative survey of Christian churches, institutions, and interactions with culture in the United States and Canada from the colonial period to the of the foremost authorities on the history of Christianity in North America, Mark Noll has intentionally made this history a comprehensive.

Christian outposts in the western wilderness --Conflict and diversity in colonial Christianity () --The era of the great awakenings in colonial America () --The clash of cultures: French Catholicism and British Protestantism in eighteenth-century Canada () --Remoulding the churches in the American Revolutionary Epoch.

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