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Unbounded Christianity: Defining Religion for Oneself in Nineteenth-Century New England through Adin Ballou

Taylor, Bryce

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Abstract

This dissertation turns specifically to the recovered writings of Reverend Adin Ballou, a historically neglected New England preacher, to re-envision and re-interpret what it meant to be a "seeker" during the religiously tumultuous antebellem era in the United States. Using Ballou as a lens, I argue that for both the pastor and practitioner, one's own understanding of religion was fluid despite denominational indentification.

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Stievermann, Prof. Dr. Jan
Date of thesis defense: 18 October 2016
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 07:22
Date: 2016
Faculties / Institutes: Service facilities > Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
Neuphilologische Fakultät > Dekanat Neuphilologische Fakultät
Subjects: 230 Christian theology
810 American literature in English
970 General history of North America
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