Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$31.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Religion Comparative- General

The Puritan as Yankee: A Life of Horace Bushnell (Library of Religious Biography)

by

The Puritan as Yankee: A Life of Horace Bushnell (Library of Religious Biography) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Horace Bushnell (1802-76), the much maligned 19th-century liberal pastor/scholar/ theologian, is here vindicated as a deeply conservative Puritan and misunderstood intellectual of his time. In this biography, Mullin (General Theological Seminary) considers Bushnell in the context of his time and milieu. While calling him a flinty character, Mullin argues that Bushnell was quintessentially a Yankee and a Puritan, seeking innovation yet all the while sustained by a bedrock trust in the values and continuity of the Puritan tradition. Mullin places great emphasis on Bushnell's European travels as well as his writings (published as well as unpublished) from 1846 to early 1849, where he finds him working through his concerns for the lost unity of the Puritans. These ideas fed into Bushnell's sense that the fractiousness of American political life was an outgrowth of the New Light piety, an evangelical piety that stressed individualism over community. Sophisticated, well informed, and challenging, this first biography of Bushnell in 50 years requires some awareness of American religious history. Recommended for all religion and early American history collections. - Library Journal

Synopsis:

Horace Bushnell (1802-1876) is one of the most studied figures in nineteenth-century American religious history, but there has been no major biography of him for almost fifty years. The Puritan as Yankee provides a much-needed — and provocatively new — look at this famous American Christian thinker.<P>Based on a close reading of Bushnell's writings and unpublished sources as well as careful attention to how contemporaries saw him, Robert Bruce Mullin's book throws fresh light on its subject. Breaking from the long tradition of portraying Bushnell as the father of American liberalism, Mullin offers a fundamentally new picture of Bushnell as a man deeply concerned with the questions of his age, and a far more interesting figure than previously thought. Bushnell emerges here as an innovator, a Yankee tinkerer in the field of religion, and a profoundly conservative figure.<P>Expertly researched and enjoyable to read, this volume tells an important chapter in American religious history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802842527
Foreword:
Guelzo, Allen C.
Author:
Guelzo, Allen C.
Author:
Mullin, Robert Bruce
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Location:
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Congregational churches
Subject:
Sociology, christian
Subject:
Theologians
Subject:
Christian sociology
Subject:
Theologians -- United States.
Subject:
Christian sociology - United States
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Series Volume:
107-3
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.68x5.80x.81 in. .93 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Race and Homicide in... New Trade Paper $22.50
  2. Planter's Prospect : Privilege and... Used Trade Paper $33.50
  3. The Jews and the Nation: Revolution,... New Hardcover $88.25
  4. A Nation of Agents: The American... New Hardcover $82.75
  5. A Question of Justice: New South... Used Hardcover $9.95
  6. So You Want to Be a Teacher? New Trade Paper $38.50

Related Subjects

Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Christianity » Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

The Puritan as Yankee: A Life of Horace Bushnell (Library of Religious Biography) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$31.50 In Stock
Product details 296 pages Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - English 9780802842527 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Horace Bushnell (1802-1876) is one of the most studied figures in nineteenth-century American religious history, but there has been no major biography of him for almost fifty years. The Puritan as Yankee provides a much-needed — and provocatively new — look at this famous American Christian thinker.<P>Based on a close reading of Bushnell's writings and unpublished sources as well as careful attention to how contemporaries saw him, Robert Bruce Mullin's book throws fresh light on its subject. Breaking from the long tradition of portraying Bushnell as the father of American liberalism, Mullin offers a fundamentally new picture of Bushnell as a man deeply concerned with the questions of his age, and a far more interesting figure than previously thought. Bushnell emerges here as an innovator, a Yankee tinkerer in the field of religion, and a profoundly conservative figure.<P>Expertly researched and enjoyable to read, this volume tells an important chapter in American religious history.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.