Has anyone read this book: "A History of American Christianity"?

Discussion in 'Church History' started by CuriousNdenver, Jul 23, 2013.

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  1. CuriousNdenver

    CuriousNdenver Puritan Board Sophomore

    Just wondering if anyone is familiar with "A History of American Christianity" 1898. It was written by Leonard Woolsey Bacon, a Congregationalist. If so, any comments on the work?

    I am also interested in any other recommendations that will provide a broad overview of Christianity in America, especially those available in Kindle format.
     
  2. Curt

    Curt Puritan Board Graduate

    Josh?
     
  3. Zach

    Zach Puritan Board Junior

    I have not heard of the book you reference, but I have heard very good things about D.G. Hart's book "Seeking a Better Country". It's a history of American Presbyterianism, so not necessarily the broad overview that you're looking for, but I think it'd be a good second book to read if you're interested in more American Church history.
     
  4. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    Dr. Hart's book is exceptional. As a member of the OPC I read this book as a part of the church history course taught through the MITOPC. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and learned a lot! Great recommendation Zachary.
     
  5. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    Correction, dear brothers!

    The fine book that you cite is co-authored by Hart and John R. Muether, the historian of the OPC. Let us give credit where it is due! :)

    Peace,
    Alan
     
  6. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    Joshua I am desolated by your irrelevance, when what Melanie clearly wanted to know was if someone somewhere has ever read a certain book.
     
  7. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

  8. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    Avoiding huge ships is almost as important on a daily basis as avoiding small ones. But you must admit that being able to identify stray shopping carts comes in very handy when making an ocean voyage.

    More seriously, though -- Melanie, I am sure that someone, somewhere has read that book.
     
  9. Zach

    Zach Puritan Board Junior

    My apologies, Dr. Strange!
     
  10. CuriousNdenver

    CuriousNdenver Puritan Board Sophomore

    Seemingly, no one here has read it?

    Are any of you familiar with Leonard Woolsey Bacon? I'm trying to get my hands around his perspective.

    I am also quite fascinated by the prospects of identifying stray shopping carts. Did I mention I work at a grocery store? :D
     
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