The Work We Have to Do
A History of Protestants in America
By (author) Mark A. Noll
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Work We Have to Do by Mark A. Noll
Book DescriptionA readable, far-reaching history of a multi-denominational, multi-regional, and multi-ethnic religious group, Protestants in America explores the physical and ideological roots of the denomination up to the present day, and traces the origins of American Protestants all the way back to the first English colony at Jamestown. The book covers their involvement in critical issues from temperance to the civil rights movement, the establishment of Protestant organizations like the American Bible Society and the Salvation Army, and the significant expansion of their ethnic base since the first African-American Protestant churches were built in the 1770s. Mark Noll follows their direct impact on American history-from the American Revolution to World War I and beyond-and peppers his account with profiles of leading Protestants, from Jonathan Edwards and Phillis Wheatley to Billy Graham and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195154979
(210mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark A. Noll
In the Beginning Was the Word, Hardback (November 2015)
In the Beginning Was the Word provides a sweeping, engaging, and insightful survey of the relationship between the Bible and public issues from the beginning of European settlement through the American Revolution.
Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Mark A. Noll
In this fresh and clear history of Protestantism, Mark A. Noll looks at the era from Martin Luther to the present day. Focussing on developments worldwide and including a range of well-known figures including Luther, John Calvin, and F.D.E Schleiermacher, he considers the recent decline of Protestantism in the West and its expansion elsewhere.
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