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The Resource Conservative revolutionaries : transformation and tradition in the religious and political thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew, John S. Oakes ; foreword by David D. Hall

Conservative revolutionaries : transformation and tradition in the religious and political thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew, John S. Oakes ; foreword by David D. Hall

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Conservative revolutionaries : transformation and tradition in the religious and political thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew
Title
Conservative revolutionaries
Title remainder
transformation and tradition in the religious and political thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew
Statement of responsibility
John S. Oakes ; foreword by David D. Hall
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Language
eng
Summary
Boston Congregationalist ministers Charles Chauncy (1705-87) and Jonathan Mayhew (1720-66) were significant political as well as religious leaders in colonial and revolutionary New England. Scholars have often stressed their influence on major shifts in New England theology, from traditional Calvinism to Arminianism and, ultimately, to universalism and Unitarianism. They have also portrayed Mayhew as an influential preacher, whose works helped shape American revolutionary ideology, and Chauncy as an active leader of the patriot cause. Through a deeply contextualized re-examination of the two ministers as "men of their times," John S. Oakes offers a fresh, comparative interpretation of how their religious and political views changed and interacted over decades. The result is a thoroughly revised reading of Chauncy's and Mayhew's most innovative ideas. Conservative Revolutionaries also unearths strongly traditionalist elements in their belief systems, centering on their shared commitment to a dissenting worldview based on the ideals of their Protestant New England and British heritage. Oakes concludes with a provocative exploration of how the shifting theological and political positions of these two "conservative revolutionaries" may have helped redefine prevailing notions of human identity, capability, and destiny. -- back cover
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Oakes, John S
Dewey number
285.8092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BX7259
LC item number
.O35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chauncy, Charles
  • Mayhew, Jonathan
  • Congregationalists
  • United States
Label
Conservative revolutionaries : transformation and tradition in the religious and political thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew, John S. Oakes ; foreword by David D. Hall
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-286) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Transformation and tradition. Earlier lives -- Reshaping the Calvinist heritage: the shift to Arminianism -- Challenging the boundaries of orthodoxy: unitarianism and universalism -- Maintaining tradition: consistent Puritan themes -- Part 2. Conservative revolutionaries. Engaging the public square: ministers in politics -- Fighting the cause: languages of liberty -- Resolving the big issue: submission or revolution -- Mayhew, Chauncy, and revolutionary change
Control code
ocn967222592
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781625648549
Lccn
2016462871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967222592
Label
Conservative revolutionaries : transformation and tradition in the religious and political thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew, John S. Oakes ; foreword by David D. Hall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Transformation and tradition. Earlier lives -- Reshaping the Calvinist heritage: the shift to Arminianism -- Challenging the boundaries of orthodoxy: unitarianism and universalism -- Maintaining tradition: consistent Puritan themes -- Part 2. Conservative revolutionaries. Engaging the public square: ministers in politics -- Fighting the cause: languages of liberty -- Resolving the big issue: submission or revolution -- Mayhew, Chauncy, and revolutionary change
Control code
ocn967222592
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 303 pages
Isbn
9781625648549
Lccn
2016462871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967222592

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