Founding the Fathers : early church history and Protestant professors in nineteenth-century America / Elizabeth A. Clark.Material type: TextSeries: Divinations: Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 561 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780812243192 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0812243196 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Theology -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Fathers of the church -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Protestant theological seminaries -- United States -- History -- 19th century
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -540) and index.
Introduction: Higher education and religion in nineteenth-century United States -- Pt. I. The setting : contextualizing the study of early Christianity in America. The institutions and the professors -- Infrastructure : teaching, textbooks, primary sources, and libraries -- Pt. II. History and historiography. Defending the faith : European theories and American professors -- History and church history -- Development and decline : challenges to historiographical categories -- Pt. III. Topics of early Christian history in nineteenth-century analysis. Polity and practice -- Roman Catholicism -- Asceticism, marriage, women, and the family -- The uses of Augustine.
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