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The Resource Sacred borders : continuing revelation and canonical restraint in early America, David F. Holland

Sacred borders : continuing revelation and canonical restraint in early America, David F. Holland

Label
Sacred borders : continuing revelation and canonical restraint in early America
Title
Sacred borders
Title remainder
continuing revelation and canonical restraint in early America
Statement of responsibility
David F. Holland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the minds of her critics, Anne Hutchinson's heresies threatened to produce "a new Bible." Ethan Allen insisted that a revelation that spoke to every circumstance of life would require "a Bible of monstrous size." When the African-American prophetess Rebecca Jackson embarked on a spiritual journey toward Shakerism, she dreamed of a home in which she could find multiple books of scripture. Orestes Brownson explained to his skeptical contemporaries that the idea drawing him to Catholicism was the prospect of an "ever enlarging volume" of inspiration. Early Americans of every color and creed repeatedly confronted the boundaries of scripture. Some fought to open the canon. Some worked to keep it closed. --
  • Sacred Borders vividly depicts the boundaries of the biblical canon as a battleground on which a diverse group of early Americans contended over their differing versions of divine truth. Puritans, deists, evangelicals, liberals, Shakers, Mormons, Catholics, Seventh-day Adventists, and Transcendentalists defended widely varying positions on how to define the borders of scripture. Carefully exploring the history of these scriptural boundary wars, Holland offers an important new take on the religious cultures of early America. --
  • He presents a colorful cast of characters{u1D69}ncluding the likes of Franklin and Emerson along with more obscure figures{u1D77}ho confronted the intellectual tensions surrounding the canon question, such as that between cultural authority and democratic freedom, and between timeless truth and historical change. To reconstruct these sacred borders is to gain a new understanding of the mental world in which early Americans went about their lives and created their nation. --Book Jacket
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DLC
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Holland, David F
Dewey number
277.3/081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR517
LC item number
.H54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Religion in America series
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United States
Label
Sacred borders : continuing revelation and canonical restraint in early America, David F. Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
634739937
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780199753611
Lccn
2010020743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)634739937
Label
Sacred borders : continuing revelation and canonical restraint in early America, David F. Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
634739937
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780199753611
Lccn
2010020743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)634739937

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