The Politicization of Early American Christianity (1760s-1890s)

Authors

  • Logan Horton

Abstract

"The Politicization of Early American Christianity (1760s-1890s)" examines the role that civil religion played in American society during the time frame of 1760-1899. This paper argues that civil religion created doctrinal and ideological issues for both Protestant and Catholic denominations of Christianity. This paper examines five watershed moments in American politics and American Christianity during this time frame, and it argues that the language within civil religion ultimately caused American's identity to be mistakenly conceived as "Christian".

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Published

2021-08-31