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Protestant Faith in America

America is often thought of as a Protestant nation, and slightly more than half of the population currently profess their membership in a church rooted in the original Protestant movement of the 16th century. P… (See Below for Full Description)
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America is often thought of as a Protestant nation, and slightly more than half of the population currently profess their membership in a church rooted in the original Protestant movement of the 16th century. Protestants established their churches in the American colonies early on, their descendents fought in the American Revolution, and they took the lead in conquering the continent and civilizing the frontier. Their culture dominated the land throughout the 19th century, and it continues to influence the direction of American life even today.

This volume focuses on those churches that trace their history to the Reformation within the Roman Catholic Church, including the Lutheran, Reformed, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Episcopal churches. More specifically, it explores the Protestant faith and addresses the impact these churches and their members have had on American culture and society. Given their early interest in education, they led in the founding of many of the country's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, including Harvard, Yale, Rutgers, and Princeton. Not only are a majority of the country's business and intellectual leaders Protestants, but more than half of the American presidents have been drawn from their ranks, 14 from the Episcopal Church alone. Protestant Faith in America offers an objective look at influence Protestant leaders have wielded on the direction of American life, from the early days to the present, through their educational, economic, and political accomplishments.

Chapters include:
  • Establishing Protestant Faiths in America
  • The Protestant Church in a New Land
  • Protestant Faiths and American Culture
  • Protestant Faiths and American Society
  • Protestants and Politics
  • Important American Protestants
  • Protestants in America: Today and Tomorrow.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-4985-1
ISBN-10 816049858
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Faith in America
Author J. Gordon Melton, Series Editor
Publication Date 4/1/2003
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Index.
Available Formats Print

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