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The American Quest for the Primitive Church…

The American Quest for the Primitive Church (1988)

by Richard T. Hughes (Editor)

Other authors: C. Leonard Allen (Contributor), Henry Warner Bowden (Contributor), Theodore Dwight Bozeman (Contributor), Joel A. Carpenter (Contributor), Robert T. Handy (Contributor)13 more, David Edwin Harrell, Jr. (Epilogue), Samuel S. Hill, Jr. (Contributor), E. Brooks Holifield (Contributor), David Lynn Holmes (Contributor), Richard T. Hughes (Introduction), Bill J. Humble (Contributor), Sidney E. Mead (Contributor), Mark Noll (Contributor), Thomas H. Olbricht (Contributor), Albert Cook Outler (Contributor), Jan Shipps (Contributor), Winton U. Solberg (Contributor), Grant Wacker (Contributor)

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The dream of restoring primitive Christianity lies close to the core of the identity of some American denominations---Churches of Christ, Latter-day Saints, some Mennonites, and a variety of Holiness and Pentecostal denominations. But how can a return to ancient Christianity be sustained in a world increasingly driven by modernization? What meaning might such a vision have in the modern world? Twelve distinguished scholars explore these and related questions in this provocative book.  … (more)



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Allen, C. LeonardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowden, Henry WarnerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bozeman, Theodore DwightContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carpenter, Joel A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Handy, Robert T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harrell, David Edwin, Jr.Epiloguesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, Samuel S., Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holifield, E. BrooksContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holmes, David LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, Richard T.Introductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Humble, Bill J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mead, Sidney E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Noll, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Olbricht, Thomas H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Outler, Albert CookContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shipps, JanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Solberg, Winton U.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Introduction: On Recovering the Theme of Recovery / Richard T. Hughes

Part One: Puritanism and the Enlightenment
1. Biblical Primitivism: An Approach to New England Puritanism / Theodore Dwight Bozeman
2. Roger Williams and "the Restauration of Zion" / C. Leonard Allen
3. Primitivism in the American Enlightenment / Winton U. Solberg
4. Puritan and Enlightenment Primitivism: A Response / E. Brooks Holifield, Sidney E. Mead

Part Two: Biblical Scholarship and Fundamentalism
5. Biblical Primitivism in American Biblical Scholarship, 1630-1870 / Thomas H. Olbricht
6. Contending for the Faith Once Delivered: Primitivist Impulses in American Fundamentalism / Joel A. Carpenter
7. Primitivism in Fundamentalism and American Biblical Scholarship: A Response / Mark Noll

Part Three: European Traditions in America
8. "Biblical Primitivism" in Early American Methodism / Albert C. Outler
9. Biblical Primitivism in the American Baptist Tradition / Robert T. Handy
10. Restoration Ideology among Early Episcopal Evangelicals / David L. Holmes
11. Perplexity over a Protean Principle: A Response / Henry Warner Bowden

Part Four: Indigenous American Traditions
12. The Reality of the Restoration and the Restoration Ideal in the Mormon Tradition / Jan Shipps
13. Playing for Keeps: The Primitivist Impulse in Early Pentecostalism / Grant Wacker
14. The Restoration Ideal in the Churches of Christ / Bill J. Humble
15. Comparing Three Approaches to Restorationism: A Response / Samuel S. Hill, Jr.

Epilogue / David Edwin Harrell, Jr.
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