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Keepers of the Covenant: Frontier Missions and the Decline of Congregationalism, 1774-1818

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The first book-length treatment of its topic, this study is aimed at abolishing the old cliche that Congregationalism failed to adapt to the democratizing culture of the westward migration. Drawing on hundreds of previously unused letters, journals, and sermons, the author argues that Congregational missionaries were aggressive evangelists who successfully adjusted to the ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published June 29th 1995)
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Ryan
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fascinating account, taken mostly from letters and diaries and other contemporary accounts, of the little-known missionary efforts of Connecticut Congregationalism, and some observations about why may have Congregationalism fared as it did numerically in the post-Revolutionary western "frontier".

Written by a Presbyterian, it's a sympathetic and clear-eyed look at a time and group of men almost unrecognizably different in their worldview to modern religious people.

Congregationalism is fascinating
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